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Freight Shipping Seattle, WA
Seattle is a coastal city in Washington State that's rich in exports including natural resources, construction materials, farming, fishing and consumer goods. Seattle is surrounded by water and interconnected to Canada, Alaska and the continental United States through a robust road and rail infrastructure. Air cargo freight is also a freight shipping option in Seattle.
Seattle freight shipping hubs include:
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 99 (SR 99)
- The Olympic Pipeline – a 400-mile pipeline delivering gasoline to areas of the Northwestern United States
- Port of Seattle
- Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway (BNSF)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Seattle, WA first significant industry was logging. Years later the city became a shipping center and the primary gateway to Alaska. Today, Seattle’s economy is supported by both its older industries and newer technology and internet companies. The Port of Seattle handles over three and a half million containers annually. It is the third largest container port in the United States. There are currently five Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the city limits. These companies are,
- Amazon.com is an internet based retailer and cloud computing company. The company ships dry goods and supplies of various natures directly to consumers.
- Starbucks is a coffee company with coffeehouse chains across America. They are primarily a beverage company that also serves food.
- Nordstrom is a department store chain. The company has over one hundred and twenty locations throughout the US.
- Expeditors International of Washington is a global logistics company. They offer services including freight forwarding and customs brokerage.
- Alaska Air Group is an airline holding company. They own and operate airlines services from Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, and Horizon Air.
Shipping Companies in Seattle
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