Port of Portland Leads for U.S. West Coast Auto Exports
In 2016, more than 50,000 exports moved through the Port of Portland – making it No. 1 for auto exports on the U.S. West Coast.
When you combine imports and exports, a total of 291,000 vehicles rolled through the Port’s terminals to foreign markets and…Read More
Photo essay: Oregon Business profiles Dredge Captain Mark Stilwell
Go behind the scenes of the Oregon Dredge with Captain Mark Stilwell in this Oregon Business feature. Stilwell leads our crew working to maintain the Columbia River navigation channel to 43 feet, allowing larger ships to carry more cargo. He…Read More
Oregon Dredge crew wrapping up successful season on Columbia River
The Port owns and operates the Dredge Oregon, a non-propelled cutter suction dredge used to maintain the Columbia River navigation channel to 43 feet. A well-maintained channel allows larger ships to carry more cargo, supporting trade and jobs in our region.
For the past four…Read More
Watch video of Dredge Oregon in weekend storm
The site safety and health officer of the Dredge Oregon captured this video riding out the weekend’s heavy storms a few miles upriver from Tongue Point in Astoria on the Columbia River. When at work maintaining the navigation channel, the Dredge framework includes thousands…Read More
Auto export business growth drives ConnectOregon grant
The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded a ConnectOregon grant of $2.6 million to the Port of Portland along with tenant Auto Warehousing Co. to fund part of a $7 million expansion of auto handling facilities in the Rivergate Industrial District near Terminal 6….Read More
Dredge Oregon Underway for 2016 Season
Staff photographer, Jerry McCarthy snapped this photo in July as the Dredge Oregon and its tug W.L. Williams got underway from their Swan Island base enroute to a site near the mouth of the Cowlitz River in the Columbia River.
File this under “things you might not know…Read More
Rivergate rail overpass project receives federal TIGER grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.329 million grant to the Port of Portland and City of Portland to help fund a rail overpass and realign a congested and dangerous intersection in Portland’s Rivergate Industrial Park.
The Portland Marine Terminal Freight and Jobs…Read More
Oregon Shipping Authority Proposal Issues
Port Strategy Magazine published an article recently that entertained a proposal to place the container terminal at T-6 under the control of a state agency that would be called the Oregon Shipping Authority.
Port of Portland executive director, Bill Wyatt responded with a…Read More
Merchants Exchange of Portland Teaches Business of Shipping
A confession—I actually didn’t know what a Stevedore was until last month.*
That’s when I attended Shipping 101, presented by nonprofit Merchants Exchange of Portland. The one-day seminar presented a unique opportunity to learn the basics of shipping and introduced the players who facilitate…Read More
Port Approves 14-Acre PDX Logistics Center Phase III Lease with Capstone Partners
The Port of Portland Commission today approved a 14-acre, 50-year lease with locally based Capstone Partners and its investment partner PCCP, LLC to develop Phase III of the PDX Logistics Center.
At more than one million square feet, the PDX Logistics Center will have a…Read More