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  • Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis
  • Sumas Mayor Bob Bromley
  • Nooksack Mayor Jim Ackerman
  • Everson Mayor John Perry
  • Ferndale Mayor Gary Jensen
  • The City of Ferndale
  • Bellingham Technical College President, Patricia McKeown
  • State Senator Doug Ericksen
  • State Representative Vincent Buys
  • State Representative Jason Overstreet
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Washington State Legislative Board
  • Northwest Jobs Alliance
  • Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Northwest Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore Warehouse Union, Puget Sound District Council
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • Puget Sound Pilots Association
  • Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Whatcom County Republicans
  • Washington Realtors
  • Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports
  • Citizens for a Working Whatcom County
  • 58 members of Congress
  • Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Project Overview

The Gateway Pacific Terminal is a planned multi-commodity export facility that will create 1,250 permanent family wage jobs* at full operations and generate nearly $140 million of economic activity annually in Northwest Washington. The terminal will achieve high environmental standards and will advance the balance of trade using American products to create American jobs. Learn More!

*includes direct, indirect and induced jobs

Who’s in Support of Gateway Pacific Terminal?
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The site of the Gateway Pacific Terminal is unique. It is the only nexus in the western United States of naturally deep water, a large upland area suited to handling bulk commodities, continental rail service, and proper zoning.

Gateway Pacific Terminal

Located at Cherry Point, Washington, 17 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border, the site is closer to Asia than other U.S. ports, making it the ideal location for a bulk commodity shipping terminal serving American producers.

The nearly 1500-acre site is located between the BP Cherry Point Refinery and the Alcoa-Intalco Works in an area designated by Whatcom County for heavy industry. The property already has access to industrial utilities and is served by BNSF Railway tracks that connect to producers across the U.S. Northern Tier and Midwest.

In addition, the site’s proximity to naturally deep moorage will allow the terminal to serve large vessels without the need for dredging. Called ‘capesize’ vessels, these ships provide both the lowest cost and the lowest carbon footprint per ton of cargo, making U.S. exports more competitive in the international marketplace.


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