The Port of Everett has launched a new video in honor of the 10 year anniversary of direct aerospace shipments from Japan to Everett, featuring never-before-seen footage of this critical logistics chain in action.
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Working with its key partners and Everett-based Sierra Media, the Port of Everett created the ‘SEA TO SKY’ video to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the journey high value airplane parts take as they travel 5,000 miles from the Port of Osaka, Japan to the Port of Everett, and the final delivery from the Port of Everett direct to the production line at Paine Field Airport.
“We often talk about the importance of our tie with the aerospace industry, so what better way to show this than with an educational video,” Port Commission President Troy McClelland said. “The video highlights the 34,000 jobs and $373 million in tax revenue supported by the Port of Everett’s Seaport operations, and how continuing to make investments our transportation facilities are essential in supporting our regional economy and securing jobs for future generations.”
Today, WashingtonState’s top imports and exports are airplanes and aerospace parts. In 2014, Everett’s custom’s district alone exported $25.7 billion worth of aircraft and other products. Through established logistics, the Port ofEverett has worked with its partners to successfully transport all of the oversized aerospace parts for the 747, 767, 777 airplanes and KC-Tanker.
In the early 2000s, the Port Commission made the strategic decision to invest more than $50 million to improve the Port’s infrastructure to streamline and improve the aerospace logistics chain to support the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer, The Boeing Company. The investments included the installation of two, 40-ton gantry cranes at the Portof Everett’s Pacific Terminal and the construction of Mount Baker Terminal, the Port’s custom aerospace facility in south Everett.
These combined investments provided the infrastructure necessary to bring in weekly shipments of aerospace parts from Everett to Japan. It also allowed us to successfully compete for the 787 and 777X airplane programs to be built in Everett.