With marine terminal and rail yard operations in more than 250 strategic locations around the world, SSA Marine is unmatched in skill, experience and productivity. Because they believe in making intentional investments in their people, places and practices that optimize customer service and efficiency at every handling point.
It begins with their greatest assets: their employees. They provide proprietary training that raises job proficiency and fosters creative thinking. In turn, customers reap the benefits of a tenured, highly productive workforce that delivers shorter turn times, responsive service, and the confidence that cargo is being handled with the greatest care and efficiency.
They continually strive to improve and expand their operations – developing new marine, rail and ancillary services, as well as advancing technical innovations to streamline vessel throughput and reduce time in port.
By expanding their reach and capacity, modernizing their processes, and developing their employees, they drive prosperity for their customers around the world.
Founded by Fred R. Smith in 1949 as Bellingham Stevedoring Company, they began their first cargo handling operations in a small corner of Washington State. Driven by a pioneering spirit, their family-owned company saw steady growth over the years, expanding up and down the West Coast to operate a significant market share of the major international terminals in the eastern Pacific. Today, they have become a global enterprise spanning more than 250 locations across five continents.
They continue to broaden their reach by developing new locations and upgrading existing facilities, providing some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world.