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December 01, 2015 10:41 AM ET

Transportation Infrastructure

Company Overview of Port of Seattle

Company Overview

Port Of Seattle, a municipal organization, provides transportation facilities and services to promote international trades and commerce in United States. It operates as a geographic gateway connecting passengers and cargo by air, water, and land to destinations worldwide. The company stimulates business activity to create economic benefits for the citizens of King County, Washington, as well as builds transportation infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. It provides services in the areas of e-business, business opportunities, real estate, economic development, international trade, airport business, seaport business, and conference facilities. The company’s departments also include accounti...

2711 Alaskan Way

Seattle, WA 98121

United States

Founded in 1911





Key Executives for Port of Seattle

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director of Aviation Division
Vice President and Commissioner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Port of Seattle Key Developments

Port of Seattle Appoints Paula Chan Edelstein as Senior Director of Human Resources

Paula Chan Edelstein was hired as senior director of human resources for the Port of Seattle.

Port of Seattle Hires David Freiboth as Director of Labor Relations

The Port of Seattle hired David Freiboth as senior director of labor relations. Freiboth is responsible for providing direction and guidance for labor relations. He will report directly to Chief Executive Ted Fick and work with a wide range of labor unions and the Port of Seattle. He was executive secretary of the M.L. King County Labor Council since 2006 and represented 125 affiliated local unions, advising national labor leadership, managing staff, and serving as primary spokesman for labor locals. Before that, he spent more than 10 years as the CEO of the Seattle Inlandboatman's Union, representing more than 3,500 members in the public and private sector.

Tacoma, Seattle Ports Approve Northwest Seaport Alliance Plan

Two ports that for decades competed fiercely for Puget Sound shipping business toasted a friendly new alliance that will join terminal operations and marketing activities under a single management. Those Champagne toasts came after the governing commissions of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle voted unanimously to seek the blessing of the Federal Maritime Commission for the newly named Northwest Seaport Alliance that will link the two ports' shipping terminals to form the nation's third-large container port. The two rivals agreed to join their operations to counter the threat of rival ports in Canada, Mexico, the East Coast and Southern California pose to their business. Puget Sound ports have been losing market share in the container shipping business for years. The expansion of the Panama Canal and a tax break enjoyed by Canadian ports has been putting increasing pressure of Puget Sound ports. The unanimous approval came only after Port of Tacoma Commissioner Don Meyer unsuccessfully proposed an amendment to the deal. Meyer' amendment would have required a formal review of the alliance, its goals and achievements before the alliance sixth year. The review would have been undertaken by a committee of commissioners from both ports and maritime business and community members appointed by both ports. That nine-member committee would have issued a report but would have had no power to force changes in the alliance operations. If the Federal Maritime Commission approves the alliance agreement and there is little indication it won't the two ports will begin the phased implementation of the alliance plan later this summer. The two commissions' separate votes set in motion a formal process seeking federal approval of the operating combine. If the commission encounters no issues, that body could approve the alliance by early August. The finances of the alliance will be separated from the two ports' beginning in January.

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