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Len Faucher

Marine Terminal Director


Kim Kawada-Schauer

Business Development Coordinator


From Veteran To Journey-Level Worker, Frank Boss Has Been the Right Choice for the Port of Olympia

Life is a journey. Sometimes it takes us around the globe by land, air, and sea. Our careers, addresses, and employers may follow a winding path but there’s joy in that journey. For the Port of Olympia’s Frank Boss, his journey has been a wild ride full of unexpected twists and turns. Boss has risen to the rank of Journey-Level Worker through hard work, a willingness to do whatever it takes, and the biggest smile in town.

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Port of Olympia's 98th Anniversary

On November 7, the Port of Olympia will celebrate its 98th Anniversary. In 1922, the citizens of Thurston County voted to establish the publicly-owned Port of Olympia, recognizing the benefits of a Port for the local economy.

Thank You to our Waterfront Partners

The Port of Olympia would like to thank our Waterfront partners: Stevedoring Services of America, Jones Stevedoring, Talon Marine ServicesACGI Port Agents, Brusco Tug & Barge, ILWU Local #47

Welcome, Capt. Patrick Hilbert, USCG

Capt. Patrick Hilbert is now the Coast Guard Commander of Sector Puget Sound. Capt. Hilbert will now oversee the operations of eight Coast Guard cutters, five small boat stations, one aids to navigation team, Air Station/Sector Field Office – Port Angeles, and the largest Vessel Traffic Service in the United States. 

Green Marine

The Port of Olympia is a part of the Green Marine environmental certification program, making it one of the first 40 Port Authorities to do so globally, and following the Ports of Seattle, Seaport Alliance, and Longview, only the fourth regional Port. Green Marine requires Ports to complete an established self-evaluation form annually. An independent team of Green Marine verifiers reviews progresses every two years to ensure result levels are accurate and the program is implemented with rigor and integrity.

US Coast Guard Security Inspection

The Port of Olympia's Marine Terminal passed its annual US Coast Guard security inspection without any deficiencies. Thank you to Port of Olympia Marine Terminal staff: Len Faucher, Dan Musser, Conley Booth, and Kim Kawada for a clean inspection.


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. 

Vessel First Visits to the Port of Olympia

On September 24 we proudly joined and celebrated our colleagues in the maritime industry around the globe. This year’s theme is Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet which features the importance of sustainable management of the sea and ashore. The Port of Olympia is proud to be a Certified Green Marine seaport. Click the here to learn about the Port of Olympia’s Environmental Program.


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.
    The Maritime Executive: Port of Olympia Aims to Exceed Expectations for Breakbulk Cargo
    Pacific Maritime Magazine: Cargo Handling: Greener Options for West Coast Ports
    AJOT: PMA report warns U.S. West Coast Ports could lose up to 45% of intermodal imports to B.C. ports by 2030
    Marine Log: ICS updates COVID-19 guidance for shipping
    The Maritime Executive: Due to COVID Lockdown, USS Stout Sets New Navy Record for Days at Sea
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    Port of Olympia

    606 Columbia Street NW STE #300

    Olympia WA 98501