North Star Awards

Nominations Accepted March 1 – 31, 2022

Glass award statues

The Northwest Seaport Alliance appreciates the strong, supportive relationships we share with shippers and supply chain partners doing business in the Seattle-Tacoma gateway.  We created the North Star Award program to recognize and celebrate top-performing companies for impactful business initiatives that drive cargo volume for the gateway and/or contribute to the environmental health of the region.

Companies can compete for two awards - the Cargo Anchor Award (business growth) and the Environmental Stewardship Award (environmental initiatives).  Winners are selected through a competitive judging process by a committee of NWSA Managing Member co-chairs and leaders from regional maritime and transportation-related organizations. Companies are welcome to nominate themselves or submit on behalf of a business partner or other business entity for an award.

We believe in elevating greatness! North Star Award winners will be recognized throughout the year at port-related events, a presence on the NWSA web site, in NWSA digital communications and social media and in the industry press.

See the links below for nomination forms and judging criteria.

Cargo Anchor Award


Environmental Stewardship Award


Learn more about our past North Star Award winners