Our Seattle Maritime Works

It’s all about showcasing our maritime industry and celebrating its important role in our community and the regional economy. Today, the maritime industry has never been stronger – or more important to our region.  Our maritime industry is annually worth nearly $45.9 billion to state economy.


Discover how business, labor, government and community leaders are working together to grow our important working waterfront. And check out the economic value of the maritime and fishing industries and the diversity of career opportunities!


Seattle Maritime Works and Seafood 101 are produced by the Seattle Propeller Club, the area’s largest and most diverse maritime industry association. The Club’s mission is to promote maritime commerce in the Puget Sound and it holds monthly events, the Maritime Gala, golf tournament and other annual programs.To learn more, visit www.SeattlePropellerClub.org


Because around here, Our Maritime Works.


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Our 5-Star Working Waterfront


The Washington Maritime Federation 2022 Economic Impact Study highlighted the industry’s substantial impact on the state’s economy.


The report emphasizes a diverse workforce, innovation, and sustainability as the industry’s driving forces. From Puget Sound to river ports, maritime plays a crucial role in the state’s commerce, with educational programs addressing workforce needs. The study underscores the industry’s commitment to environmental responsibility and its readiness to tackle future challenges.


1.            Significant Economic Impact - The region’s maritime industry cluster makes a significant contribution to our regional and global economies. Did you know Washington State Maritime is responsible for more than 174,300 direct and indirect jobs?


2.            Quality Jobs and Careers - The industry offers well-paying family wage jobs and diverse career opportunities.  Did you know the average annual salary with benefits for maritime industry employees, is $112,000 - $40,000 more than the average wage in Washington?


3.            Excellent Products and Services: The maritime cluster delivers excellent products and services with the highest level of customer service. Did you know that there are more than 2,000 maritime businesses in Washington?


4.            Commitment to Sustainability: The industry is committed to environmental sustainability and the long term health and vitality of the community. It’s protecting orcas and the aquatic environment. It’s being a global leader in clean air strategies and managing stormwater. It’s investing in cutting-edge hybrid, electric ferries and tugs. It’s being a leader in environmental equity.


5.            Growing the Working Waterfront: Our region is passionate about the maritime industry, growing the working waterfront economic sector and building strong working partnerships between businesses, labor, the community and government. Did you know Washington State is one of the few states with a Maritime Sector Lead to help coordinate the development of the industry?

Telling the Maritime Story

The Seattle Propeller Club developed this public engagment campaign to showcase the industry in May and celebrate Nationial Maritime Day, May 22. The effort has created a unique partnership between the Seattle Propeller Club, the Port of Seattle, the private sector, and regional maritime industry organizations to highlight our maritime industry and its important role in our community and the regional economy.


Seattle Maritime Works Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle


Gold Sponsors: City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, Compass Courses, Foss Maritime, and, Umpqua Bank, Washington State Ferries


Captain Sponsors: Alaska Marine Lines, International WorkBoat Show,  Pacific Fishermen Shipyard/PFI Marine Electric, Pacific Marine Expo, The Transportation Institute, and Western Towboat


Supporting Sponsors: American Seafoods, Elliott Bay Design Group, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, Markey Machinery, Port of Everett, Washington Chain & Supply, and Vigor


Maritime Friends: Adobe Express, American Waterways Operators, Elk + Elk, Jones Stevedoring, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Puget Law Group, United Motor Freight, and ZenBusiness


Click here to read more about the Seattle Maritime Works sponsors.

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