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Len Faucher

Marine Terminal Director


Kim Kawada-Schauer

Business Development Coordinator


COVID Crisis and Global Log Markets

As we celebrated the end of the year 2019, the world was ready for a fresh, new, and exciting decade of the 20’s. No one anticipated how the year would change our lives. For Pacific Northwest log exporters, the roller coaster ride would include both peaks and troughs, as they navigated through a litany of different market conditions.

The first quarter of 2020 was a continuation of previous struggles. Chinese tariffs and resulting retaliatory tariffs were overpricing PNW logs as compared to other global competitors such as New Zealand and Europe. PNW ports contracted to Longview, Olympia, and occasionally Coos Bay, were exporting product with all the cargo going to Japan. As a result, longtime exporters stepped out of the area of business as Weyerhaeuser and China National Forest Products Group Company (CFPC) were left as the only competitors on a shrinking stage.

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Marine Terminal Intern Anya Sergojan

Anya Sergojan completed a two-week internship for credit at the Port's Marine Terminal. Anya is a graduate of Capital High School and currently attends the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, where she will graduate with a B.S. in Maritime Logistics and Transportation, a commission in the U.S. Naval Reserves, and her Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate's License. 

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Groundbreaking

In June, Port Commissioner Joe Downing participated in the groundbreaking of the Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park in Tenino. The Port is a proud partner on this project that will create a more resilient local food supply chain while focusing on local value-added production and encouraging the growing and processing of more local food for distribution in the region. More information can be found here

PPE Resources Available for Local Businesses

The Port is proud to be part of Thurston Strong, which is making bulk purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to local businesses. More information can be found here.

YouTube Star "Blippi" Visited the Port

Children's YouTube star, Blippi, visited the Port on August 4th. Be on the lookout for his upcoming videos featuring the Port's Marine Terminal and Swantown Boatyard. 


Three heavy duty, privately marked flat rail cars are now available for short or long-term lease. These 235 ton 60-straight flat deck cars are ideal for handling a wide variety of cargo. Click here to learn more.


With a strategic Pacific Northwest location and a productive workforce, you can count on innovative service and competitive pricing. We are ready to meet your unique cargo and performance needs. 

Click here to view our facilities & services pamphlet. 


Sea camels intended for vessel standoff are available for sale or lease. Each section is 4.5' x 66' and weighs approximately 25,500 lbs. Click here to learn more. 


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.
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    American Journal of Transportation: US freight levels see rapid v shaped recovery after COVID shutdown
    Marine Log: House passes NDAA that bundles in significant maritime provisions
    The Maritime Executive: Report: Container Shipping is Making Progress Reducing CO2 Emissions
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    Port of Olympia

    606 Columbia Street NW STE #300

    Olympia WA 98501