Grays Harbor County offers easy access to all forms of transportation and is ideally suited for companies requiring multiple modes for transportation to Asia and the rest of the United States.
The gem of the County is its deep-water port, which is a full day closer to Asia than any other continental U.S. port. The Port of Grays Harbor is maintained at >36 mllw (mean low low water depth) in the main channel with a sea cargo operation and an activated Foreign Trade Zone. It is the only deep-water port on Washington's Pacific Coast.
Boasting four marine terminals, the Port of Grays Harbor is a full service, international gateway offering on-dock rail access, warehousing, upland cargo storage and an experienced labor force. It is served by competitively priced full-service rail and a four-lane highway to Interstate 5 at Olympia, and an airport with a 5,000 jet-capable runway and ILS services.
Main line rail service to the Port of Grays Harbor’s marine terminals and other industrial developments provides direct access to both Class 1 railroads Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific, via Genessee & Wyoming's Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad. Map of rail service and industrial developments available here.
Grays Harbor County offers rapid access to I-5 via an uncongested, four-lane highway. From Aberdeen, drivers can reach Tacoma (79 miles) and Seattle (109 miles) within 2 hours and Portland (143 miles) within 2.5 hours.
Bowerman Airfield: As the only coastal, jet-capable, ILS certified airport, Bowerman Airfield near Hoquiam, Washington offers a 5,000-foot runway with 100LL & Jet A fueling facilities and adjacent properties available for development.
International Airports: Residents of Grays Harbor have fly out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Portland International Airport for passage travel.
There are multiple trucking firms offering long-haul service and local cartage. With the heavy volume of lumber shipped to and from Grays Harbor, numerous independent truckers also serve the area on a regular basis. Grays Harbor is served by United Parcel Service, FedEx and other overnight and ground shipping companies.