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NEW VIDEO: First Cargo Move at Port of Everett's New Norton Terminal

Date: Feb 3, 2023

History was made last week as the first cargo moves between the Port of Everett's modernized South Terminal and new 40-acre Norton Terminal were completed.

Swire Bulk vessel, the M/V Pakhoi, arrived in port on Jan. 28 to offload 217, 53-foot containers from China – the majority of which were new, empty containers to support domestic use and a portion delivering consumer goods to the region. 

Norton Terminal officially opened for business in December 2022. It marks the first all new cargo terminal to open on the U.S. West Coast in more than a decade, adding critical cargo capacity to the national freight network to enhance movement of commerce throughout the global supply chain.

The $40 million investment to complete cleanup and development at Norton Terminal is the cornerstone of the Port’s $150 million Mills to Maritime initiative.

The effort transformed the former Kimberly-Clark mill site into a new maritime hub at the heart of Everett’s working waterfront – between two federally secured facilities – the Port of Everett’s international seaport and Naval Station Everett. 

The project also realizes the Port's recent $57 million South Terminal modernization investment that added a new full-service berth in Everett in 2021 to support larger ships and heavier cargo.

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director at


About the Port of Everett Seaport
The Port of Everett Seaport, located 25 miles north of Seattle, is a natural deep-water, self-operating seaport that supports nearly $21 BILLION worth of U.S. exports annually, ranking as the #2 export customs district in Washington state – #5 on the U.S West Coast. The Port of Everett is the third largest container port in Washington state and is the region’s premiere breakbulk cargo facility, handling high-value, conventional and overdimensional cargoes in support of the aerospace, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, energy and forest products industries. Most notably, the Port of Everett serves as an extension of the aerospace manufacturing process, accommodating 100-percent of the oversized aerospace parts for the 747, 767, 777, 777X and K-C Tanker programs. The Port of Everett’s regional transportation network supports more than 40,000 jobs and $433 million in state and local tax revenue. With more than 60 percent of jobs tied to trade in Snohomish County, the Port of Everett continuously looks for ways to expand cargo handling capabilities and keep freight moving efficiently. Learn more at