OIPCB Receives $50,000 from the State of Oregon to Complete Feasibility Study

OIPCB Receives $50,000 from the State of Oregon to Complete Feasibility Study

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce the recent award of a $50,000 grant from Business Oregon to complete a feasibility study, evaluating infrastructure needs and developing a cost analysis to construct a multi-use rail served marine terminal on the North Spit. 

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Promotes Environmental Stewardship Through Removal and Disposal of Derelict Vessels

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Promotes Environmental Stewardship Through Removal and Disposal of Derelict Vessels

Abandoned and derelict vessels are a problem for many U.S. harbors, bays, and shorelines. Sunken, stranded, and decrepit vessels are not only an eyesore, but also hazards to navigation. Additionally, these vessels can pose significant threats to natural resources.Disposal of these vessels often falls on the shoulders of Port Authorities throughout the United States. 

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Prepares to Mobilize “THE LAURA” to Dredge the Port of Garibaldi Marina

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Prepares to Mobilize “THE LAURA” to Dredge the Port of Garibaldi Marina

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) is preparing to deploy staff to the Port of Garibaldi.  Utilizing the State of Oregon owned dredge “THE LAURA”, Port of Coos Bay staff will dredge the marina and boat launch at the Port of Garibaldi.  THE LAURA was purchased by the State of Oregon in 2015, with the cooperation of the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s office. 

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OIPCB receives Travel Oregon Award for Infrastructure Development in the Charleston Marina RV Park

OIPCB receives Travel Oregon Award for Infrastructure Development in the Charleston Marina RV Park

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) has successfully applied for and received a $12,750 grant from Travel Oregon to replace picnic tables in the Charleston Marina RV Park. OIPCB applied through Travel Oregon’s competitive grants program and was one of 29 recipients to receive a grant award. Travel Oregon awarded a total of $400,000 for local tourism projects throughout the state.

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OIPCB Earns Award of Excellence in AAPA’s 2017 Communications Competition

OIPCB Earns Award of Excellence in AAPA’s 2017 Communications Competition

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) will be recognized with 25 other seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs by the American Association of Port of Authorities (AAPA). OIPCB received an overall average score of 97, earning an Award of Excellence in AAPA’s Communications Competition for the Coos Bay rail line Railroad Centennial. 

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Environmental Scoping Opens Through Oct. 3, 2017 for Port of Coos Bay’s Proposed Channel Modification

Environmental Scoping Opens Through Oct. 3, 2017 for Port of Coos Bay’s Proposed Channel Modification

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is opening a public scoping phase in the preparation of a comprehensive environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed modifications to the Federal Navigation Channel. The Port’s proposed project is made up of several actions to improve navigation efficiency, reduce shipping transportation costs and facilitate the shipping industry’s transition to larger, more efficient vessels. The Corps’ analysis also will support consideration of approvals and permits required prior to construction.

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Charleston Marina Receives Perfect Score in Recent Clean Marina Inspection

Charleston Marina Receives Perfect Score in Recent Clean Marina Inspection

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce that the Charleston Marina received a perfect score of 44 out of 44 on their recent Clean Marina Inspection.   The Oregon State Marine Board oversees the program, which provides benchmarks in a number of areas aimed at preventing pollution, reducing waste, and communicating best practices to boaters. 

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Annual Charleston "Blessing of the Fleet" Scheduled for May 29th - Memorial Day

Annual Charleston "Blessing of the Fleet" Scheduled for May 29th - Memorial Day

In honor of the fishing community in Charleston and the Charleston community, the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Memorial Service will be held at the Charleston Fisherman’s Memorial Garden, near the launch ramp at the Charleston Marina at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29th.

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OIPCB Proposed Channel Modification Project

OIPCB Proposed Channel Modification Project

Over the past decade, maritime freight transportation has trended towards larger and larger ships, resulting in the need for wider and deeper channels nationwide.  Our current channel poses navigational challenges to larger vessels, particularly related to vessel draft, and the ability to safely maneuver within the current channel footprint.  Larger log and chip vessels moving in and out of the Port must synchronize passage with high tides, and often leave the port in a light loaded condition to reduce draft.  Vessels that are light loaded are less efficient and generates higher cost for our shippers.

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Teams Up with SOLVE for Bayfront Earth Day Cleanup

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Teams Up with SOLVE for Bayfront Earth Day Cleanup

On the afternoon of April 21st, twelve staff members from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay formed two teams and gathered along the Bayfront between the Coos Bay rail yard and the Coos History Museum.  The mission: collect and dispose of as much garbage and debris along the waterfront within a 3-hour period in honor of Earth Day.  In total, the group gathered 30 bags of garbage along the waterfront. 

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Port of Coos Bay Joins the American Association of Port Authorities in Celebration of Western Hemisphere Ports Day

Port of Coos Bay Joins the American Association of Port Authorities in Celebration of Western Hemisphere Ports Day

April 4th, 2017 is Western Hemisphere Ports Day, celebrating the role that Ports throughout the Americas have in job creation and economic prosperity.  Led by the American Association of Port Authorities, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is proud to join hundreds of ports in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, to highlight and celebrate the value of Ports.

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Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the "Ahhh Shucks!" Oyster Feed on April 29th in Charleston!

Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the "Ahhh Shucks!" Oyster Feed on April 29th in Charleston!

Charleston invites seafood lovers to celebrate tender, tempting, tasty, fresh Coos Bay oysters at the Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 29th. The celebration is from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, 63466 Boat Basin Road in Charleston. This 12th annual event runs in conjunction with Oregon Oyster Week and is hosted by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation.  

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Port Welcomes New Travel Lift – Celebrates First Step in Major Shipyard Expansion

Port Welcomes New Travel Lift – Celebrates First Step in Major Shipyard Expansion

On January 30th, the Port of Coos Bay’s Shipyard off Troller Road in Charleston received a welcome addition.  The Port has purchased a 100-metric ton Travel Lift, laying the groundwork to accommodate significantly larger boats in the Shipyard.  The lift was assembled by the manufacturer onsite at the Charleston Shipyard, and was commissioned on February 2nd. 

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Port Secures Dynamic New Hires to Execute Future Vision for the Region

Port Secures Dynamic New Hires to Execute Future Vision for the Region

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay anticipates an exciting boost in internal capacity with the addition of two new staff members, boasting a combined 40 years of experience and expertise in the transportation industry.  On January 30th, the Port will welcome Anna Soderstrom as Chief Commercial Officer and Patrick Kerr as the Director of Rail Operations.

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