2024

  • King Cove Update

    King Cove Update

    Good day, Coastal Transportation Customers & Vendors,

    Due to circumstances outside of our control, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily move King Cove service to a bi-weekly basis. This is expected to last through A-Season. We are also happy to call on King Cove during an “off” week on an inducement basis - large projects, bulk shipment, etc.

    For the time being, please plan orders accordingly, and as always we appreciate your continued trust & support.

    If you have any questions please contact our Traffic department at 800-544-2580 Option 1, or traffic@coastaltransportation.com.

  • Seattle Office Closure Monday January 15th

    Seattle Office Closure Monday January 15th

    In observation of Martin Luther King Day Coastal's Seattle Office and Terminal will be closed on Monday, January 15th.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Traffic department via email (traffic@coastaltransportation.com) or by phone 206-282-9979 option 1.

    Thank you,

    Coastal Transportation, Inc.

     

  • January 2024 Sailing Update

    January 2024 Sailing Update

    Good day, Coastal Transportation Customers/Vendors,

    We hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday.

    We wanted to send a quick reminder memo of our sailings this month as we go through the final lock closure this season.

    Our next sailing is Friday, January 12th (Coastal Standard 68):

    • We will be receiving all freight at our normal terminal in Ballard from Tuesday, 1/2 through Thursday 1/11 
    • FRZ and HAZ items should be delivered 2 days prior to sailing and CHL the day before sailing.

    The Coastal Navigator 226 sailing on January 26th will be out of Seatac Marine Terminal and should be our final sailing out of that location this season.

    • All freight should be directed to deliver there from Tuesday 1/16 through Thursday 1/25 
    • FRZ and HAZ items should be delivered 2 days prior to sailing and CHL the day before sailing.
    • Small packages via UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc. should still be sent to our normal terminal in Ballard.

    After Friday 1/26 all freight should be delivered to our Ballard terminal. Weekly sailings will resume starting with our February 9th sailing.

    We would like to THANK all of you for your continued trust and support with the Ballard Locks closure this season. We know going back and forth between locations was confusing at times but we appreciate your understanding and cooperation to make it as smooth as possible.

    We look forward to what 2024 will bring.

    Happy New Year!

    Coastal Transportation Management Team

2023

  • Coastal Nomad Voyage 180 Sailing

    Coastal Nomad Voyage 180 Sailing

    The Coastal Nomad Voyage 180 will depart Seatac Marine this Friday, November 3rd.

    Please adhere to the below cargo cut-offs for this week's sailing.

    • Operation hours at Seatac Marine are Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.
    • All general cargo is to be delivered to Seatac Marine by Thursday, November 2nd.
    • Hazardous, Chill, and Freeze cargo is to be delivered to Seatac Marine on Wednesday, November 1st & Thursday, November 2nd.

    If you have any questions please contact our Traffic department at 800-544-2580 Option 1 or via email at traffic@coastaltransportation.com.

    Thank you for your continued support and business.

  • Coastal Standard Voyage 65 Sailing

    Coastal Standard Voyage 65 Sailing

    The Coastal Standard voyage 65 will depart Seatac Marine on Friday, October 20th yet will leave the Coastal Seattle Terminal on Friday, October 13th prior to the Ballard Lock closure on Monday, October 16th.

    To ensure your cargo is loaded on the vessel prior to departure please follow the below delivery cutoffs.

    • Deliver of general cargo is arrive at the Coastal Seattle Terminal starting Monday, October 9th through Thursday, October 13th. 
    • Hazardous, Frozen and chill cargo is to be delivered to the Coastal Seattle Terminal on Wednesday, October 18th & Thursday, October 19th.

    If any of the above information changes, we will contact you immediately and post an update on our website at 2023 Operations Updates

    Feel free to contact us with any further questions.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • 2023 Annual Special Offer: 50% Off!

    2023 Annual Special Offer: 50% Off!

    Annual Special Offer: 50% Off!

    50% Off Regular Rates On All Furniture and Appliances

    All Ports!

    Effective for all sailing dates from September 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

  • 2023 Operations Updates

    2023 Operations Updates

    Coastal operations location will change between mid-October 2023 thru mid-February 2024 as part of the upcoming Chittenden-Ballard Locks extended closure. All details on these changes will be published and updated regularly at 2023 Operations Updates. Be sure to check back before scheduling deliveries of goods are made to the appropriate location.

    Sincerely,

    Coastal Transportation

     

  • 2023 Sailing Schedule Update

    2023 Sailing Schedule Update

    Good day Coastal Transportation Customers & Vendors,

    First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your continued trust & support in us to get you your cargo on a weekly basis.

    As the summer season comes to a close, we’d like to reach out to you all and give you a heads-up that next month our “every other week” sailing begins.

    Friday, September 15th will be our first bypass week and will be every other week until A-Season 2024.
     
    Our fall/winter sailing dates are as follows:

    Friday, 9/1                                                                    
    Friday, 9/8
    No Sailing 9/15                                                          
    Friday, 9/22   
    No Sailing 9/29
    Friday, 10/06
    No Sailing 10/13
    Friday, 10/20
    No Sailing 10/27
    Friday, 11/03
    No Sailing 11/10
    Friday, 11/17
    No Sailing 11/24  
    Thursday, 11/30
    No Sailing 12/08
    Friday, 12/15
    No Sailing 12/22        
    Friday, 12/29

    Please plan shipments accordingly and as always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Traffic team traffic@coastaltransportation.com
     
    Let’s have an amazing rest of the year!

    Sincerely,
    Coastal Transportation

2022

  • Operations Updates June 23rd, 2022

    Operations Updates June 23rd, 2022

    Attention Coastal Customers,

    To ensure timely processing of cargo and vessel departures we have updated our freight cut-off time to 24hrs prior to a vessels departure.  We will continue to accept cargo the day of departure up to 12pm noon with the below additional fees being assessed starting Friday July 1st, 2022.

    •  $150 fee per pallet/unit.

    We thank you for your continued business and understanding of this policy change. If you have any questions or feedback please contact us at 206-282-9979 / 800-544-2580 or via email at traffic@coastaltransportation.com.

  • Fuel Surcharge Update June 17th, 2022

    Fuel Surcharge Update June 17th, 2022

    To our Valued Coastal Transportation Customers,

    With the increase of petroleum price as well as market volatility, Coastal is announcing an increase to our fuel surcharge (FSC) from 35.00% to 37.50% effective Friday June 17th, 2022. We will continue to monitor fuel prices and adjust our Fuel Surcharge accordingly.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 206-282-9979 / 800-544-2580 or via email at traffic@coastaltransportation.com.

  • Fuel Surcharge Update March 11th, 2022

    Fuel Surcharge Update March 11th, 2022

    To our Valued Coastal Transportation Customers,

    With the increase of petroleum price as well as market volatility, Coastal is announcing an increase to our fuel surcharge (FSC) from 30.00% to 35.00% effective Friday March 11th, 2022. We will continue to monitor fuel prices and adjust our Fuel Surcharge accordingly.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 206-282-9979 / 800-544-2580 or via email at traffic@coastaltransportation.com.

  • General Rate Increase 2022

    General Rate Increase 2022

    To our Valued Coastal Transportation Customers:

    The Coastal Transportation team thanks you for your support and the continued opportunity to provide our services.  We are working hard to continue to provide a first class overall experience for you, our customer.

    For 2022, we will be implementing a Tariff General Rate Increase of 10%.

    We appreciate your business.

    If you have any questions or feedback please contact us at 206-282-9979 / 800-544-2580 or via email at traffic@coastaltransportation.com.