Annual Report 2017/18

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Oregon International Port of Coos Bay

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

Key Points outlined in the Annual Report include:

  • The Coos Bay Rail Line is a distinct advantage for the region providing an efficient and environmentally sound transportation option for Southwest Oregon businesses to ship cargo to domestic and international markets. 

  • The Port is poised for future maritime develop offering the largest deep draft coastal harbor between San Francisco and the Puget Sound, connected to full multi-modal transportation system.

  • As the third largest commercial fishing hub in the State of Oregon, commercial and recreational activities in the Charleston Marina remain steady, and the Port invites you to come create your own Charleston experience.

  • Infrastructure development and rehabilitation of the Port’s multi-modal transportation network continues to be a top priority with multiple projects commencing and completed in fiscal year 2017/18. Significant investment in capital improvement projects is scheduled for fiscal year 2018/19.  

Port Commission President, Dave Kronsteiner states: “Infrastructure plays an enormous role in Port operations. We are the stewards of a multi-modal transportation network including the Charleston Marina, the Coos Bay Rail Line and the Coos Bay harbor navigation channel. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, America’s current infrastructure scores a D+ which indicates that most of America’s infrastructure is in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard. Not only is infrastructure development a national need but also a local need. Infrastructure holds us together and serves as an economic lifeline for rural communities like ours. Therefore, it is vital for us to continually maintain and update the Port’s infrastructure to provide avenues for trade to move through Coos Bay.”

John Burns, Port CEO, said: “Moving forward, the Port’s vision is to see a thriving and diverse economy that is supported by a variety of industries, raising the regional standard of living, and promotes an environmental sustainability. This will require solid multi-modal infrastructure, long-term stakeholder relationships built on trust, environmental integrity, and continuous business development and innovation.”

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