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Marine Terminals Business Development Manager - Port of Bellingham

Sales / Marketing
$102,000 - $152,000
Employment type
Full Time
Department / Regional Manager
Education and experience: A bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 2-5 years of increasingly responsible experience within the marine transportation environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Candidates shall have prior experience working with PMA stevedores or shipping lines, and productive experience working with marine-related labor relations and the PMA. A proven track record and experience in sales and marketing related to the marine transportation industry is required.

Marine Terminals Business Development Manager

Port of Bellingham

Bellingham, Washington

Salary:  $102,000 - $152,000


The Port of Bellingham is a Washington State special purpose municipal corporation serving all of Whatcom County, which is located in the northwest corner of the state. With its proximity to Mt. Baker, the beautiful Puget Sound, and the world renown San Juan Islands, Whatcom County is an extremely desirable place to live and work. Located just south of the Canadian border, Whatcom County (population 229,000) is made up of several rural communities and smaller towns, as well as Bellingham (population 90,000), the county seat. Bellingham is the recipient of a long list of awards, including many designations as a “best place” for livability and outdoor adventures and recognition for leadership in sustainability. The city is also home to Western Washington University.


The Port of Bellingham operates the Bellingham International Airport, two marinas, a shipping terminal, a ferry terminal, bus station, and a real estate portfolio hosting over 300 businesses. The port has 111 FTEs, averages $29.7 million in operating revenues and collects an additional $7.7 million in property taxes. The port is governed by a three-person board of commissioners.


The Marine Terminals Division operates passenger and freight facilities at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal (BST) and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, with the goal of providing first-class facilities to meet the needs of the traveling public, and furnish industrial properties and resources to promote domestic and international cargo operations. The BST serves as the primary industrial facility for the movement of bulk and breakbulk cargoes in Whatcom County. With 1,250 feet of dock space, over 85,000 square feet of covered storage and 35 acres of available upland, BST is a full-service marine terminal that has the flexibility to customize its services. BST includes two large warehouses over 40,000 square feet, paved and unpaved lay-down acreage, cargo handling equipment, and three operating piers with 1,800 linear feet. BST operates with a 2023 budget of $2,566,777.


Under the direction of the Director of Real Estate and Asset Management, the Marine Terminals Business Development Manager will promote port operations to maintain and generate revenue for the port by attracting new customers and businesses to BST. This position maintains and promotes effective relations with agencies, port tenants, brokers, and other stakeholders.

Apply Instructions
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at questions, call 206-368-0050. The Port of Bellingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 9, 2023 (open until filled).