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Pacific Northwest & Alaska Gateway Office (Seattle)

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The Pacific Northwest & Alaska Gateway Office (PNWG) covers one of the largest areas in covering the States of Alaska, Oregon, and Washington as well as Western Canada stretching from the Arctic and the Alberta Oil Sands to the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.  This gateway includes over one hundred ports, the largest ferry system in the United States (Washington State Ferry System), the longest ferry system in the country (Alaska Marine Highway System), portions of second most heavily used river corridor in the U.S. (Columbia and Willamette Rivers), the homeport for the largest fishing fleet in the U.S. (Seattle), the Gateway to the Arctic, and major marine route for domestic crude (Valdez, Alaska to Puget Sound). 

The PNWG Office serves as an expert on all regional and local issues in the AOR and is a subject matter expert for Ferry Systems, Infrastructure Development, Project Management, and Department of Defense Strategic Mobility. In addition to coordinating with the private sector, the Gateway Office also serves as the regional liaison to peers in Federal, State and local governmental agencies.

Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019