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Welcome to the Marine Exchange Of Puget Sound

As a member-supported maritime industry association, we are devoted to making the maritime transportation system safer and stronger. We use 24/7 vessel tracking technology and provide real-time data and comprehensive communications services to our members, while also lifting administrative burdens through various organizational support services. 


Our membership consists of Puget Sound-based steamship agents & operators, ship chandlers, port authorities, tugboat operators, and state & federal agencies, alongside several maritime industry support businesses. We are continuously working to improve and grow our operations so we can better serve the essential maritime community.

Our Services

Our vessel monitoring service remains the backbone of our organization monitoring over 7,000 movements a year through 64 different data fields, but we also provide day-to-day support services ranging from after-hours phone answering to full-scale financial management.


For maritime industry organizations without administrative staff, or those needing more help, the Exchange provides services including invoicing, accounting, meeting coordination, membership list maintenance and more.

Vessel Tracking

Maintaining seven AIS data towers, we collect data on 64 different fields every minute. We use this information to track vessels of all types through arrivals, departures, anchor-to-birth shifts, port-to-port movement, and more.

Puget Sound Cetacean Guide for Mariners

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our “Puget Sound Cetacean Guide for Mariners,” developed in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard. This comprehensive guide, endorsed by NOAA and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, provides essential information for mariners navigating the Puget Sound. It includes details on legal distance requirements, where to report sightings, protective measures to be aware of, and more. Physical copies can also be picked up at our office for viewing and distribution.

Recent E-Books

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MXPS 2023 Annual Report

A report including what all that we do at the Marine Exchange, more about our talented staff and a variety of operational data/trends in local shipping.

The Pacific Northwest Ports Handbook

The Pacific Northwest Ports Handbook 2023

A guide highlighting many people and organizations driving the region with features of just a few services impacting the greater Seattle area daily. 

The Greater Seattle Seaport and Airport Resources Guide

Washington Maritime Economic Impact Study 2022

The newest impact study highlighting a variety of industry sectors, their critical roles, and how they impact Washington’s economy. 

Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

U.S. Coast Guard Ports & Waterways Safety Assessment

The published report from the U.S Coast Guard Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment of 2017.

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