In Whatcom County, the presence of the Port of Bellingham is known mostly through commonly used properties such as the Bellingham International Airport, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven and Squalicum Harbor.

The mission of the Port of Bellingham is to, “fulfill the essential transportation and economic development needs of the region while providing leadership in maintaining greater Whatcom County’s overall economic vitality through the development of comprehensive facilities, programs and services.”  The Port of Bellingham works hard to create opportunities for local businesses as well as attract new businesses to our county.

To learn more about how the Port of Bellingham is committed to creating opportunities for Whatcom County, visit portofbellingham.com or call 360-676-2500.

Port of Bellingham

Port Secures $6.85 Million Federal Grant in Support of Working Waterfront

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham has been awarded a $6.85 Million U.S. Department of...

Multiple Whatcom County Public Agencies Pool Additional Resources To Help Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted...

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham Starting September 25, 2020 at 8:00am, applications are being accepted for another competitive...
Bellingham International Airport aircraft firefighting simulation

Bellingham Airport to Conduct Emergency Response Drill

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham and community partners will conduct a full-scale airport emergency...
Point Roberts Marina

Port of Bellingham Increases the Frequency and Convenience of Emergency Ferry Service From Point...

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham is increasing the frequency of temporary, emergency ferry service...
Point Roberts Marina

Port of Bellingham and Whatcom Transportation Authority Begin Temporary, Emergency Transportation Service From Point...

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham and Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) will provide short-term, emergency...

Whatcom ReStart Grant Program Is Still Open

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham Has your business been financially impacted by COVID-19? If you operate within Whatcom...

Port of Bellingham Marine Life Center Announces Salish Sea Scavenger Hunt

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham Marine Life Center is announcing the first annual Salish...

Port of Bellingham Marine Life Center Re-Opens With New Procedures to Protect Public Health

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham is excited to re-open the Marine Life Center on...

New Report Reviews Survey Results and Interviews on the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on...

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) at the Port of Bellingham has released a report...

Local Lab Provides Key Re-Opening Resource for Whatcom County Businesses

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) at the Port of Bellingham is pleased to...

Regional Economic Partnership and Whatcom County Health Department Working Together to Reopen Economy

Submitted by Port of Bellingham Whatcom County’s economy has been hard hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic and local...

New Report Details Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Whatcom County Businesses

Submitted by Port of Bellingham The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) at the Port of Bellingham has released a report detailing...
Port of Bellingham

New Survey Examines Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Whatcom County’s Commercial Fishing Industry

Submitted by the Port of Bellingham Local economic development officials are urging commercial fishing businesses to respond to an...

Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration Canceled for 2020

Submitted by Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce Haggen, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham and the Bellingham...

Resources for Local Businesses to Help Task Force Assess Economic Impacts Stemming From COVID-19...

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham Under Whatcom Unified Command’s direction, the Economic Impact Task Force, led by Don...

Port Closes Waterfront Bike Park, Zuanich Park Playground, Workout Stations Along Squalicum Promenade, the...

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham To follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines established by Public Health, the Port is closing...
Port of Bellingham

Port Commission Selects 2020 Officers, Sets Meeting Schedule

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham Port Commissioner Michael Shepard has been selected by the Commission to serve as President...

29th Annual Holiday Port Festival Wrap Up

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham On Dec. 6-8 The Port of Bellingham celebrated the 29th year of Holiday...

Major Waterfront Infrastructure Maintenance Project Underway

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with local sponsor Port...

Are You Pumped for the Newest Recreational Addition to Bellingham’s Waterfront?

If you’ve lived in Bellingham long, you’ve likely heard of the Port of Bellingham's initiative to clean up the 237 acres...

John Michener, REP Program Manager at the Port of Bellingham, Joins Surrey Board of...

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham has been a member of the Surrey Board of...

AirFest Returns with Aviation Activities for the Whole Family and New Speaker’s Pavilion Featuring...

Submitted by: Bellingham International Airport The Port of Bellingham will host AirFest at Bellingham International Airport from 10:30am-3pm...

Port of Bellingham to Build Temporary Pump Track at the Waterfront This Summer

Starting this summer, Bellingham’s mountain bike community will have another new spot to check out. The Port of Bellingham...

Bellingham Cruise and Ferry Terminal: The Anchor of Fairhaven

For thousands of years, picturesque Bellingham Bay has been a source of livelihood for those living along its coastline: from the...

Bellingham Airport to Conduct Aircraft Firefighting Simulation

Submitted by: Bellingham International Airport Bellingham International Airport (BLI) will conduct live-fire trainings in support of its Aircraft...

Bellingham Airport Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Travelers, Employees

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham Bellingham International Airport now offers electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its main airport parking lot. Travelers reserve an EV...

SeaFeast Board Hires Executive Director to Oversee Popular Waterfront Event

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham The Bellingham SeaFeast Board of Directors is pleased to announce Liz Purdy has been hired to serve as Executive Director...

Port of Bellingham and Lummi Nation Work to Strengthen Relationship

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham and Lummi Nation have reached a landmark agreement setting the stage for a new era of...
Michael Shepard and Ken Bell

Bellingham Shipping Terminal Prepares to Accept International Cargo Vessels

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham International cargo vessels are expected to arrive at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal on a regular basis as the result of...

A Place to Celebrate: Enjoy Fun Events at Port of Bellingham Parks

There’s a good chance you’ve spent time in the Port of Bellingham’s parks and trails system – possibly without even knowing it. The Port’s...
Michael Shepard and Ken Bell

Port of Bellingham Earns Another Clean Audit

Submitted by: The Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham has received a favorable audit opinion from the Washington State Auditor’s Office for the fiscal...
Bellingham International Airport aircraft firefighting simulation

Photography Exhibit in Bellingham International Airport Shines Spotlight on Regional Beauty as well as...

Submitted by: The Port of Bellingham A canopy of Evergreens, a babbling brook, an orange and purple sunset – these are just a few of...
Michael Shepard and Ken Bell

Port of Bellingham Hires New Economic Development Director

Submitted by: The Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Goldberg as its Director of Economic Development....

Port to Host Public Open House on Proposed Changes to Waterfront District Master Plan

Submitted by: The Port of Bellingham The Port of Bellingham invites the public to attend an Open House to learn about proposed changes to the...
Michael Shepard and Ken Bell

Port Welcomes New Commissioners Michael Shepard and Ken Bell

Submitted by: Port of Bellingham Michael Shepard and Ken Bell were sworn into office as the Port’s newest Commissioners on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. “I am...
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