Tanks, Armored Personnel Carriers and More Passing Through The Port Of Everett This Week

July 29, 2021

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Photo courtesy Port of Everett.

Photo courtesy Port of Everett.

Photo courtesy Port of Everett.

Photo courtesy Port of Everett.

Had some inquiries from people who have seen a lot of tanks, troop transports and military equipment at the South Terminal at the Port of Everett this week. We checked in with Catherine Soper at the Port who provided us the following details and some photos.

The Port of Everett conducts operations in support of the U.S. military on occasion. Unit deployments, redeployments, exercises and contingency operations at the Port are accomplished by the U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s 833rd Transportation Battalion, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Depending on the mission, any combination of unit equipment and cargo may be involved, from tanks and helicopters to wheeled vehicles and containers.

This week we have the M/V Green Lake, a Ro/Ro (roll on/roll off) vessel, docked at South Terminal offloading U.S. Military equipment that was used to support a joint military training exercise in South Korea. The equipment will load out via rail, in route back to their home bases in Kentucky and Georgia. There are more than 800 pieces coming through the Port – one of the largest military shipments we’ve handled to date.

The Port of Everett is proud of the positive relationship we have with the U.S. military and the important work we accomplish together with the 833rd Transportation Battalion to support our nation’s military.

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