#1 Best State
#1 Best Economy
In Goods Shipped Worldwide Last Year
Expand your business internationally.
Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies.
Washington State Partner Organizations
Washington Maritime Blue is a non-profit, strategic alliance formed to accelerate innovation and sustainability in support of an inclusive blue economy. Maritime Blue works to create a world-class, thriving, equitable and sustainable maritime and ocean industry through knowledge sharing, joint innovation, entrepreneurship, commercialization, business and workforce development.
President & CEO
+1 360 531 0251
Washington State Delegates
All American Marine, Inc.
President & COO
+1 360 812 1480
Ken L. FitzGerald
Principal, Ocean Engineering and Analysis
+1 206 812 5038
Director of Business Development
+1 503 851 9047
Maritime Consulting Partners LLC
Maritime Consulting Partners, LLC (MCP) was formed by maritime professionals to support clients at both strategic and practical levels. MCP helps identify challenges and opportunities and then assists in developing innovative solutions. MCP is uniquely suited to assist its clients with the implementation of these solutions through the application of proven project and operational management techniques. As a premier consulting firm with extensive experience in the maritime sector, MCP is equipped with the resources and expertise to deliver tailored, innovative solutions within the following areas of focus: Maritime Business Strategy, Risk Management and Loss Prevention, Marine Technical Services.
+1 206 387 1370
OpenTug is a digital freight marketplace that connects cargo to available space on vessels. The software platform creates a unique customer-centric experience for freight companies and their customers by providing integrated easy online booking, sailing schedule management, cargo management, and operations management. OpenTug handles everything from marketing, booking, payments, and tracking to make marine freight operations run smoother than ever before.
+1 206 854-1474
Chief Executive Officer
+1 305 725 8002
Managing Director, EMEA
+44 (0) 7903 397 698
An export expert is always nearby.
Exports drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.
Our Nor-Shipping 2022 Team
Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.
Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.
The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.