The Pacific Northwest’s Gateway to the World

Logistics Industry Spotlight

As a major gateway to Asia for outbound trade and to the U.S. interior for inbound cargo, Tacoma-Pierce County hosts one of the strongest logistics networks on the North American West Coast. Intermodal transportation hubs, the deep-water Port of Tacoma, East-West and North-South interstate highways, and growing SeaTac International Airport ensure the efficient transfer of goods.

Our region is an epicenter for containerized cargo, bulk, breakbulk, aerospace components, automobiles, trucks and more.

Pierce County’s strategic location in the Puget Sound region makes connectivity seamless and efficient. Sea-Tac International Airport is conveniently located just north of Pierce County and is equidistant to major markets in Europe and Asia.

By sea, the Northwest Seaport Alliance is the 4th largest container gateway in North America and includes the deep-water terminals of the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle. A connected highway system serves the U.S. West Coast, Western Canada, Mexico and other major U.S. cites. Access to both major U.S. railroads ensures limitless options for logistics and  transportation.

Freight and Goods Transportation

Visit the Washington State Freight and Goods Transportation page – – to find:

  • maps of strategic freight corridors
  • web map application of FGTS Truck Freight Corridors
  • list of FGTS corridor classifications by state routes, county roads, city streets, rail freight corridors, and waterway freight corridors

Logistics News

Pierce County will connect your network from air, sea, land or rail.

Sarah Bonds 

Vice President for Business Recruitment

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