The global supply chain has gone through endless upheaval since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply and demand surges resulting from regional shutdowns have created extremely high ocean freight rates, driving some shippers to consider bulk and breakbulk instead. This chaos has forced businesses to look for new ways of ensuring that their cargo is protected from weather during transport, and warehousing space is currently at a premium.
Port of Olympia’s Len Faucher left the Port of Olympia on November 30, 2021, for a new job with Jones Stevedoring. Faucher was the Port's marine terminal director for nearly seven years.
He successfully fulfilled the commission goals of diversifying the Port’s cargo portfolio by adding dairy cattle exports to Vietnam, organic grain imports from Turkey, a gold ore import from Europe, and rice imports from Thailand while maintaining strong relationships with existing log tenants Weyerhaeuser and Holbrook.
We wish Len great success in his new role.
Port of Olympia Aims to Exceed Expectations for Breakbulk Cargo
The Port of Olympia’s marine terminal has played an important role in the South Sound’s economy since the formation of the Port, in 1922. Read more here.
In early February 2021, we welcomed a new customer at the Port of Olympia. Hunland exported 2,067 dairy cattle to Pakistan through the Port of Olympia.
Thank You and Welcome
In January 2021, the Port of Olympia said thank you and farewell to two Port Commissioners, Bill McGregor, and E.J. Zita. We extend gratitude for their dedicated service to the Port of Olympia
We welcome new Port Commissioners, Bob Iyall and Amy Evans. We look forward to your leadership.
WPPA awards outgoing Port of Olympia commissioner Bill McGregor an Outstanding Service to the Industry award
The Washington Public Ports Association is pleased to announce that outgoing Port of Olympia Commissioner Bill McGregor has won the Outstanding Service to the Industry Award, an award for an individual that provides exemplary service to the port community.
When it comes to special handling needs, the Port of Olympia has the equipment, experience, and know-how to get the job done right. When you make the move with us, you can expect customized, efficient shipping services that enhance your bottom line.
Owned and operated by the Port of Olympia, our 66-acre terminal is situated on Budd Inlet at the head of Puget Sound. We are centrally located to serve Puget Sound and the Columbia River Basin, providing ready access to local, regional and international markets.
A complete cargo facility focused on breakbulk, bulk and ro-ro goods.
Rail service provided by Union Pacific and BNSF with an on dock rail loop. Switching provided by the Olympia and Belmore Railroad.
Three modern, deepwater berths.
Strong working relationship with the ILWU to efficiently and safely expedite your cargo.
Heavy machinery, conveyor system, a heavy-lift mobile harbor crane, and truck scales.
A 76,000 sqft on-dock warehouse.
Easy access to Interstate 5.
Midway between Vancouver, Canada and Portland, Oregon.