Port and Mt. Rainier, Seattle, WA

As a coast city, ports are important parts of Seattle. Besides those piers on waterfront which function mostly for state ferries and tourists’ cruise, Seattle does have some “serious” piers serving for international shipping. In fact, the Port of Seattle is actually the first stop for most of the import/export between Asia and the US: the shipping line to Seattle is usually the shortest route between an Asian port and the US. Needless to say, quite a lot of products with labels reading “Made in China” enter the US market from here, no wonder there are a huge amount of containers here in Seattle with the words “China Shipping” on them.

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