‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community Center on Saturday, February 10th! The Charleston fishing village is bringing Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest to YOU at the 34th Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed this year.
Season’s Greetings! As the Port of Coos Bay team reflects on the year and makes plans for the next, I feel grateful to be entering my third year as Chief Executive Officer at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.
The Jordan Cove Energy Project will provide unprecedented investments in a rural, and long economically depressed, region of Oregon. It will provide the economic resurgence the South Coast and Southern Oregon have sought for more than 40 years, and will set the stage for future economic prosperity through the creation of jobs, infrastructure, and investments in the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Source
The Port of Coos Bay crew is currently at the Port of Garibaldi conducting our second dredge project with the state dredge, The Laura.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently celebrated their 227th year of existence this past summer. As a coastal community, we feel the presence of USCG through the USCG Cutter (USCGC) Orcas and the USCG stations in North Bend and Coos Bay. The Port interacts with the USCG in a variety of ways. We rent out the dock where the USCGC Orcas is currently stationed as well as work with the USCG in various committees like the Coos Bay Harbor Safety Committee. Recently, we went to tour the USCGC Orcas to gain a better understanding of their operations.
This past month, a couple of Port staff took a tour of the Coos Bay, Georgia-Pacific (GP) sawmill to better understand and get to know one of our main shippers on the Coos Bay rail line. On an average day, GP ships approximately 12 rail cars on the Coos Bay Rail Link out of the facility. This is significant as each rail car has enough framing lumber to construct about six houses!
After 8 years of being a commercial fisherman, Tyler expanded Long Fisheries operations through the lease of dock 15 along the Charleston working waterfront. With the addition of the dock, Long Fisheries provides a place for out of town buyers from LA to British Columbia, Canada to conduct business in Charleston.
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