The Ballard Locks will have extensive work done on it throughout the fall & winter this year and into 2024. Unfortunately, that results in Coastal working out of a satellite terminal throughout the season.
We will once again be conducting our offloads at City Ice while backloading will occur at:
6701 Fox Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98108
There is a small deviation from closures in years past as there will be 2 short openings in between closures. Please read the below, as some of the offloads/backloads will also happen at our dock during the 2 openings.
While schedules are always subject to change, the below represents the best picture we have at this moment, as well as our plan moving forward. We are maintaining contact with the Lock Master and the COE, hoping to avoid surprises.
October 16th through November 14th.
The CS v.65 will be backloading out of City Ice for the 10/20 sailing.
We encourage all customers & vendors to have cargo delivered during the week of 10/9 through 10/13 while the vessel is still at our dock.
The only exceptions would be chill, freeze, & hazardous cargo, as those will still need to be delivered on the regular days of sailing week.
During the week of 10/16 through 10/20, cargo will still be delivered to our terminal for that sailing.
Week of 10/23 we will start accepting cargo over at Seatac Marine for the CN v.180 sailing on 11/3.
Please keep in mind that chill, frozen, & hazardous cargo will only be accepted on Wednesday or Thursday during the week of the sailing, as there is very limited refrigerated storage.
FIRST LOCK OPENING:
November 14th through November 30th
The locks will be open for a 3-week period, and backloading will be from our dock during this time.
The CN v.181 will sail from Seatac Marine on Friday, December 1st, and the cutoff will be Thursday, November 30th, before 5pm.
*Please note that Coastal Transportation Seattle will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th, in observance of the holiday.
November 30th through December 29th
After the sailing on 11/30 and the locks closing again, cargo must be delivered to Seatac Marine for the 12/15 sailing.
Starting the week of 12/18, all cargo should be delivered to CTI Terminal in Seattle for the 12/29 sailing.
A LOOK AHEAD
SECOND LOCKS OPEN
December 29th through January 14th
January 14th through February 12th
We understand that this is a lot of information to take in.
Please plan accordingly, and let’s work together to make sure we have no issues with deliveries due to the different backloading locations for each sailing.
As always, we appreciate your continued support and trust in us to get your cargo to you quickly and efficiently.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Traffic department via email (email@example.com) or by phone 206-282-9979 option 1.