A little bit about us…


It all started when…

Pacific Northwest Equipment, Inc. was formed in 1980 as a container leasing company specializing in leasing to the local and domestic market. PNW has maintained this initial emphasis and has built upon this specialty by also selling used containers, building new containers designed for the rigors of the local domestic market, lease/purchasing container equipment, developing on-site storage for local construction and retail customers, and designing and building specialty modules for the industry.

PNW continues to service this market area and now provides service in, Washington, Oregon, Anchorage, and greater Alaska through our main office in Kent, WA. The owner, Terrance R. Thomas II, was one of the original founders of the company and has been in the marine container business since 1968.

In May 2007 PNW was proud to announce completion of a new corporate headquarters and container terminal in Kent, WA. Situated exactly between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma PNW feels more equipped to fulfill the needs of our various customers both old and new.

When professionals in the shipping industry have a question about regulations, intermodal transport, or container specification requirements they call the experts who have always catered to the specialized needs of their clients PNW! You too should be calling the pinnacle of the marine container industry.

PNW's company owned trucks and company employed drivers ensure that our customers receive the best service not only from our sales staff but also from our delivery personnel.

Pacific NW Equipment thrives on creating new containers and prototypes for the intermodal industry and we await the day to design an intermodal piece of equipment specifically for your needs.

Our Mission…

Since 1980 Pacific Northwest Equipment has been a leader in the Marine Cargo and Transportation Industry. Our goal has always been to provide our customers and the transportation community with exceptional service while striving to exceed whatever may be asked of us by our clients. PNW's vision is to be the recognized performance leader in the US intermodal equipment leasing and manufacturing industry.