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 27th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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 (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.
The Charleston Marina will be conducting maintenance dredging in the Charleston Marina channel and Inner Basin beginning approximately December 17th, 2018.
A service interruption occurred along the Coos Bay rail line between Reedsport and Lakeside, Oregon, on the evening of November 27th, 2018 resulting in a temporary service outage on the south end of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and the North Bay Fire District recently partnered to provide local fire training. North Bay Fire conducted training at the former fish farm facility located on the north spit of Coos Bay.
Oregon Dungeness Crab is the biggest commercial fishery on the Southern Oregon Coast and is a unique commodity. It’s economic impact on the South Coast and the various ways individuals and families can enjoy this Oregon delicacy cannot be understated. You can get a taste of this delicacy at the 35th Annual Charleston Crab Feed coming up on February 9th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the North Bend Community Center where the Charleston Merchants will be serving up fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab meals, homemade desserts and have great prize drawings!
Many of us have heard of the terms “big data” and “data analytics” in the main stream media over the past decade. These terms may seem synonymous and although related, they do not have the same meaning. Big data is defined as the huge volume of data too large and complex for processing by traditional methods. Data analysis is taking extremely large amounts of data points (big data) with the purpose of drawing conclusions from that information. One area the Port interacts with big data and data analytics is through our social media channels. Thus, this article will outline three simple ways to use these social media analytics.
The Port is part of an area referred to as the Timber Belt, which includes rural areas stretching from Northern California up through much of Oregon and Washington. Communities within the Timber Belt have historically relied heavily upon natural resources (timber) and manufacturing (wood products and paper mills, e.g.) to drive their economies. Timber is a valuable renewable resource which must be stewarded well while at the same time contributing to regional and global economic needs.
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