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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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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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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