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The Port is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Clark as its Marine Terminals Business Development Manager. Mr. Clark will be responsible for Sales, Marketing and Business Development at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal and Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
Mr. Clark has over thirty years of experience establishing new shipping routes for bulk and break bulk cargoes throughout the world including a stint exporting goods from Whatcom County. In the 1990’s, Mr. Clark helped launch a break bulk line shipping frozen poultry and meat from Bellingham Cold Storage to the Russian Far East.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris back to Whatcom County’s maritime community” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. “Reactivating the Bellingham Shipping Terminal in support of new family-wage jobs is one of the highest priorities for the Port of Bellingham. We have made significant capital investments to modernize the Shipping Terminal and will now be focusing our efforts on marketing this facility to attract new businesses to Whatcom County.”
Mr. Clark joins the Port from Navico Chartering, a ship brokerage firm specializing in the transport of bulk and break bulk cargoes. Prior to Navico, his experience includes arranging the worldwide carriage of commodities such as grain, fertilizer, aluminum, steel, and logs; as well as establishing new ocean shipping lines servicing oversized container and high value project customers.
“The Bellingham Shipping Terminal has great prospects for a variety of bulk and break bulk cargoes” said Clark. “I look forward to bringing these prospects to reality.”
The Bellingham Shipping Terminal has a long history of efficient cargo handling and distribution. With 1,250 feet of dock space on a deep water pier, a 550 foot barge pier, 85,000 square feet of covered storage, 40 acres of available upland; and access to resources via rail, barge, rafts, trucks, containers and ocean-going vessels, the Bellingham Shipping Terminal is a full-service marine terminal with the flexibility to meet a diverse range of business needs.
Recent upgrades to the Bellingham Shipping Terminal include a new bulkhead, renovation of the stormwater and power systems, and improvements to both of the warehouse roofs.