The annual award recognizes a WPPA member port that demonstrates exceptional success in the industry. The selection committee cited the NWSA’s first-year accomplishments, including General Central Peninsula and Terminal 5 improvements, the Operations Service Center and returning cargo volumes.
“We are honored by WPPA’s recognition of our work to create jobs for our state and provide more efficient ways for exporters and manufacturers to get their products to overseas markets,” said Connie Bacon, co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. “We are also grateful for the association’s continued advocacy to keep our state competitive.”
“This partnership between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma is important for our region. It demonstrates that these ports are committed to working together for the benefit of everyone,” said WPPA President Troy McClelland, a commissioner at the Port of Everett. “The entire port community in our state recognizes, supports and is grateful for this accomplishment.”
The NWSA co-chairs received the award at the WPPA annual meeting this week in Tacoma.
About Washington Public Ports Association
The Washington Public Ports Association promotes the interests of the 75 public ports in the state through government relations, education and strong advocacy programs.
About The Northwest Seaport Alliance
The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Combined, the ports are the fourth-largest container gateway in North America. Regional marine cargo facilities also are a major center for bulk, breakbulk, project/heavy-lift cargoes, automobiles and trucks.