Meeting competitive challenges, delivering on customer expectations
We operate in a competitive industry and we understand that our customers expect more.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance is committed to making our gateway one of the most attractive in North America.
10-year Strategic Business Plan
Our 10-year Strategic Business Plan outlines how we will address the competitive challenges to grow cargo volumes, create jobs and improve financial performance.
Strategic terminal investments
The plan defines opportunities to develop strategic terminals that are equipped to handle ultra-large container ships and the increased cargo volumes these ships bring.
It proposes a phased build-out of the strategic terminals based on market demand, opportunities to optimize existing facilities and using excess container acreage for alternative cargo to further diversity the NWSA’s cargo portfolio.
Terminal investments currently underway include:
The plan also addresses our commitment to deliver customer-focused solutions. With our focus on operational excellence, we’ll provide value to customers and stakeholders through ease of doing business, reliability, operational efficiencies and cost of doing business.
2025 measures of success
- Cargo growth: 6 million TEUs
- Job creation: 14,600 incremental jobs
- Financial sustainability: Return on invested capital, new income growth and solid financial margins
The plan is a living document and will be updated annually to provide further focus and clarity to the initiatives.