Boat Cruise of Puget Sound and Port Terminal Tours

Boat Cruise Tuesday, June 11| 5-7 pm

AgTC members and sponsors are invited on a boat cruise of Tacoma’s Commencement Bay, hosted by NW Seaport Alliance. Enjoy conversation, heavy appetizers, and drinks on the Puget Sound. 

Boat Docks near the Tacoma Glass Museum, a short 10 min walk from the Hotel Murano. Registration at 5pm at the dock. Boat sails promptly at 5:30pm, returns at 7pm. Sign up during registration.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO DOCK G

Friday, June 14 | Morning

AgTC Annual Meeting Port Terminal and Facility Tours

Meeting Attendees have the opportunity to participate in 6 tours in the Tacoma area of facilities critical to the export of ag and forest products. Tours will depart from the Hotel Murano beginning at 9am (via van and carpool) and will conclude by noon at the latest.

TOUR SIGN UPs COMING SOON. Descriptions below:

SSA Terminal (Matson) Tour Aboard Vessel:

Your chance to climb aboard a Matson containership! While the tour visits the domestic terminal, the presentation and Q&A will discuss all SSA Terminal operations, including the international Terminal 18 in Seattle.

Ports America Husky Terminal Tour:

Tour Husky terminal to see firsthand how your cargo moves through the gates of the terminal, into the yard, and onto a vessel. Discuss operational challenges and solutions, and see up close how trouble tickets, roadability inspections, etc are handled.    

Tacoma Rail Facility:

Tacoma Rail provides key freight connections for customers in the greater Tacoma Washington area, handling in excess of 100,000 freight shipments per year, including from BNSF and UP. The tour will include: Safety briefing/introductions, Company overview, Q & A, Facility tour, and operate a locomotive simulator.     

New Cold warehouse (limited to cargo holders only):

NewCold ( is a logistics service provider in the cold chain industry, with its HQ in the Netherlands. They have specific expertise in developing and operating advanced automated cold storage facilities, and offering end to end transport solutions for leading frozen and refrigerated food companies. They operate a European network of these cold stores, and we have recently started operating our first US based automated coldstore in Tacoma.

The NewCold Tacoma tour will include a presentation about Newcold and NewCold Tacoma, a tour of the facility, and introduction to the advanced technologies that are used.

MacMillan Piper Transload Facility:

Get an inside look at a busy transload facility and the largest container freight station in the Pacific Northwest! Learn about daily operations and discuss challenges and solutions related to container availability, truck weight limits, documentation cut-off, and more

Brown and Haley (Almond Roca) Factory Tour OPEN TO SPOUSES

Visit local confectionary (and exporter) Brown & Haley, manufacturers of Almond Roca for over 100 years. Rarely open to the public, they are offering two tours to AgTC members – 9am and 11am. See their manufacturing operations and learn about their global markets. This tour is open to registered spouses as well.