Submit Names for Charleston Memorial

Submit Names for Charleston Memorial

This year’s deadline to have names engraved on the Charleston Fishermen’s Memorial at Charleston Marina is April 1st. Names may be engraved after review by members of the memorial committee. To add a name to the memorial, the person must have commercially fished out of the Charleston or Coos Bay area for a minimum of three years. Applications to add names to the memorial are available at the Charleston Marina Office, 63534 Kingfisher Road.

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OIPCB Launches Scholarship and Community Giving Program

OIPCB Launches Scholarship and Community Giving Program

The Port of Coos Bay will award two $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors who are pursuing educational advancement at an Oregon trade school, community college, or university. The Port has also released a new community giving process.

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Year in Review: Letter from the CEO

Year in Review: Letter from the CEO

Throughout 2018, developments in each of the Port’s three business arms; Rail, Maritime and the Charleston Marina have served to further our mission to promote sustainable development that enhances the economy of southwest Oregon and the State. I am confident that 2019 will yield new and exciting opportunities for our Port community.  We have a quest for quality and will strive to maximize visibility that we believe improves efficiency. As a primary economic driver for the region and state, we are firmly committed to the strong continuation of ongoing projects and initiating new economic development activities.

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OIPCB Working to Repair the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge

OIPCB Working to Repair the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge

The Port and our engineering consultants have completed an analysis of the failure and are finalizing a construction plan to get the bridge back in working order. At this point, we are expecting a three-month time frame to conclude the repairs needed to get the bridge back to operational status.

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We’re bringing Charleston to you at the 35th Annual Charleston Crab Feed!

We’re bringing Charleston to you at the 35th Annual Charleston Crab Feed!

‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community Center on Saturday, February 9th! The Charleston fishing village is bringing Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest to YOU at the 35th Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed this year.

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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 Receives $20 Million Grant to Support Rehabilitation of Bridge Structures on the Coos Bay Rail Line

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Receives $20 Million Grant to Support Rehabilitation of Bridge Structures on the Coos Bay Rail Line

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to announce the award of a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to support rehabilitation of 15 bridge structures along the Coos Bay Rail Line. The Coos Bay Rail Line, owned and operated by the Port, is a 134-mile short line railroad which runs throughout Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties supporting the regional and state economy.

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Port Starts Operations of the Coos Bay Rail Line

Port Starts Operations of the Coos Bay Rail Line

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) announces that its subsidiary, Coos Bay Rail Line, Inc. (CBRL) will start train operations on the Port owned rail line effective November 1, 2018. The Port was notified by the current third-party operator in December of 2017 of its intention to divest their relationship with the Port.  To date the Port has purchased locomotives along with other materials valued at $4 million. In addition, the Port has 15 new staff members that will manage the operations on a day to day basis.

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HR 5895 Provides Funding for Maintenance of OIPCB Federal Navigation Channel

HR 5895 Provides Funding for Maintenance of OIPCB Federal Navigation Channel

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is delighted at the passage of HR 5895, providing nearly $7 million in funding for maintenance of the federal navigation channel and associated infrastructure of the Coos Bay Harbor.

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Annual Report 2017/18

Annual Report 2017/18

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) published its 2017/18 Annual Report showcasing the Port’s steady progress towards promoting sustainable development that enhances the economy of Southwest Oregon and the State. This Annual Report covers information regarding the Port’s operations and accomplishments during the fiscal year from 1 July 2017 to 31 June 2018 of all three business lines: Coos Bay Rail Line, Maritime and Charleston Marina.

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Charleston hosts 28th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival on August 10-12th

Charleston hosts 28th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival on August 10-12th

Join us for the 28th annual Charleston Seafood, Beer and Wine Festival located at the Charleston Marina on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! The event will take place August 10, 11 and 12 at the Charleston Marina, located at 63534 Kingfisher Road in Charleston, Oregon.

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Annual Charleston “Blessing of the Fleet” Scheduled for May 28th – Memorial Day

Annual Charleston “Blessing of the Fleet” Scheduled for May 28th – 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 28th.

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Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge Currently Out of Service to Rail Traffic but Fully Cleared for Maritime Navigation

Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge Currently Out of Service to Rail Traffic but Fully Cleared for Maritime Navigation

On Friday, April 13th, the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) reported that the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge failed to complete its rotation to return the bridge to the open to river navigation position. Staff from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) responded on site to complete an inspection and assessment of the bridge.

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OIPCB Celebrates 3rd Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day

OIPCB Celebrates 3rd Annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day

On April 5th, 2018, Ports throughout the Americas will celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day, providing an opportunity to highlight their role in job creation and economic prosperity. Ports are a vital part of the transportation infrastructure within the Western Hemisphere connecting products and commodities to the global marketplace.

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Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the ‘Ahh Shucks!’ Oyster Feed on April 28th in Charleston!

Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the ‘Ahh Shucks!’ Oyster Feed on April 28th in Charleston!

Charleston, Ore. - The Charleston community invites seafood lovers to come celebrate fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters at the 13th annual Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 28th. The celebration is from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, located at 63466 Boat Basin Road in Charleston. This 13th annual event runs in conjunction with Oregon Oyster Week and is hosted by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation.  

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New rail spur links Willamette Valley timber companies to export markets

New rail spur links Willamette Valley timber companies to export markets

A new rail spur is now handling inbound freight in North Bend thanks to the collaborative efforts of a tribal entity, a public agency and a private business. The Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO) and the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay announced the completion of a rail spur to the K2 Exports yard on CEDCO’s Ko-Kwel Wharf property. The spur allows K2 Exports to bring logs by rail directly to its export terminal on the wharf.

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Successfully Completes Dredging Project at the Port of Garibaldi

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Successfully Completes Dredging Project at the Port of Garibaldi

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) has completed dredging operations at the Port of Garibaldi this month, removing 32,000 cubic yards of dredge material from the boat launch and marina utilizing the State of Oregon owned dredge “THE LAURA”. 

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