Port Repairs and Rehabilitates 37 Timber Bridges Along the Coos Bay Rail Line

Port Repairs and Rehabilitates 37 Timber Bridges Along the Coos Bay Rail Line

The Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL) has concluded repair and rehabilitation work on 37 timber bridge structures along the CBRL. The rail line is owned and operated by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port).  The Port contracted with Scott Partney Construction to complete work on the bridges. The last phase of the project will be final inspection by the Port’s contracted bridge engineering firm, Stantec Inc.

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Port of Coos Bay Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Port of Coos Bay Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to award three scholarships to local graduating seniors pursuing educational advancement at an Oregon trade school, community college, or university.  These scholarships reflect the Port’s dedication in supporting the growth and development of Oregon’s South Coast regional economy by encouraging the workforce of tomorrow. 

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Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge Reopens to Rail Traffic

Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge Reopens to Rail Traffic

Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) reopens the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge after a year of closure due to structural failure. Rail traffic will commence immediately. The Coos Bay Swing Span bridge has now been successfully opened to rail traffic.  The bridge will undergo testing and adjustments over the next several days.  The first order of business will be to move about 25 rail cars that are currently in Coos Bay to the north side of the bridge on Friday April 26th and normal rail service will be restored to shippers south of the bridge early next week.  

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PSA: Coos Bay Rail Line Has Resumed Rail Activity South of the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge

PSA: Coos Bay Rail Line Has Resumed Rail Activity South of the Coos Bay Swing Span Bridge

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay advises the public that rail activities have resumed. The Coos Bay Rail Line south of the Coos Bay Swing Span bridge is active and this includes maintenance vehicles, rail locomotives and rail cars. The Port reminds the public to stay safe and stay clear from railroad tracks. It is dangerous and prohibited.

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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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Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the ‘Ahh Shucks!’ Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 27th in Charleston!

Celebrate Oregon Oyster Week at the ‘Ahh Shucks!’ Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 27th in Charleston!

The Charleston community invites seafood lovers to celebrate fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters at the 14th annual Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed on Saturday, April 27th. The celebration starts at noon and goes until 4 p.m. at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, located at 63466 Boat Basin Road in Charleston. This yearly celebration runs in conjunction with Oregon Oyster Week and is hosted by the Charleston Community Enhancement Corporation.  

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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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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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