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GLOBAL LOGISTICS PROFILE The Northwest Seaport Alliance brings together two of the nation's premier harbor facilities to form a single, integrated gateway for marine cargo. Our combined terminal facilities, carriers and ports of call provide unlimited options and flexibility to suit your unique supply chain needs. We are the third-largest container load center in North America. Strategically located in the northwest corner of the U.S., we offer shorter transits from Asia, and are the first and last ports of call for many trans-Pacific liner services. We are also a major gateway to Alaska and Hawaii; more than 80 percent of trade between Alaska and the lower 48 states moves through our harbors. In addition to containers, we are also a major center for bulk; breakbulk and project/ heavy-lift cargoes; and automobiles. MAKE BETTER CONNECTIONS Shorter transit times from Asia make The Northwest Seaport Alliance the natural port of choice for time-sensitive container cargo headed to the Midwest, Ohio Valley and the East Coast. Our on-dock rail capabilities, transcontinental rail service from two Class I railroads with both international and domestic rail service options, and near-terminal transload warehouse facilities offer plenty of options and the flexibility to move cargo how and when you want. Our close proximity to the second-largest concentration of warehousing on the U.S. West Coast also makes us an ideal location for warehousing, distribution and transload operations. We pride ourselves on being proactive and performance-driven, and put unrelenting focus on delivering on a promise of operational excellence and best-in-class service for our customers worldwide. And our commitment to working hand-in-hand with our supply chain partners to provide cost-effective, innovative shipping solutions is unparalleled in the industry. At the end of the day, it's all about helping you, the shipper, get the job done. MAKE OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES YOURS: — BIG SHIP READY: Most container terminals are 50 feet or deeper at berth and equipped with modern-cargo handling equipment. — ROOM TO GROW: Plenty of available land and terminal capacity to handle your business today and into the future. — HASSLE-FREE CONNECTIONS: On- and near-dock rail plus major highways within minutes of the port keep your cargo on the move. — CARGO-HANDLING EXPERTS: More than 25 near-terminal transload, warehousing and cross-dock facilities add flexibility to your supply chain. — BEST-IN-CLASS CUSTOMER SERVICE: Seaport Alliance staff are highly-skilled and passionate about our customers and their cargo. ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE The Northwest Seaport Alliance brings together two of the premier harbor facilities in North America to form a single, integrated gateway for marine cargo. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma, located in the state of Washington, joined forces in August 2015 to unify management of their marine cargo facilities, thereby strengthening the gateway and attracting more marine cargo and jobs for the Puget Sound region. The alliance is a port development authority governed by the two ports as equal members, with each port acting through its elected commissioners. THE NORTHWEST SEAPORT ALLIANCE P.O. Box 2985 Tacoma, WA 98401 T: 800-657-9808 E:

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