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 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 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.
In honor of Western Hemisphere Ports Day, the Port of Coos Bay invites the local community to celebrate with us through a photo contest!
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.
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.
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”.
‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community Center on Saturday, February 10th! The Charleston fishing village is bringing Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest to YOU at the 34th Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed this year.
Season’s Greetings! As the Port of Coos Bay team reflects on the year and makes plans for the next, I feel grateful to be entering my third year as Chief Executive Officer at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.
The Jordan Cove Energy Project will provide unprecedented investments in a rural, and long economically depressed, region of Oregon. It will provide the economic resurgence the South Coast and Southern Oregon have sought for more than 40 years, and will set the stage for future economic prosperity through the creation of jobs, infrastructure, and investments in the community.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is pleased to announce the recent award of a $50,000 grant from Business Oregon to complete a feasibility study, evaluating infrastructure needs and developing a cost analysis to construct a multi-use rail served marine terminal on the North Spit.
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 (OIPCB) is preparing to deploy staff to the Port of Garibaldi. Utilizing the State of Oregon owned dredge “THE LAURA”, Port of Coos Bay staff will dredge the marina and boat launch at the Port of Garibaldi. THE LAURA was purchased by the State of Oregon in 2015, with the cooperation of the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s office.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) has successfully applied for and received a $12,750 grant from Travel Oregon to replace picnic tables in the Charleston Marina RV Park. OIPCB applied through Travel Oregon’s competitive grants program and was one of 29 recipients to receive a grant award. Travel Oregon awarded a total of $400,000 for local tourism projects throughout the state.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) will be recognized with 25 other seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs by the American Association of Port of Authorities (AAPA). OIPCB received an overall average score of 97, earning an Award of Excellence in AAPA’s Communications Competition for the Coos Bay rail line Railroad Centennial.
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.
This past month, one of our Port staff members took the iconic trip up the Oregon Coast from Coos Bay. Check out her perspective as a port employee and explore the diversity of some of Oregon's coastal ports north of Coos Bay. She also provides some travel tips along the way!
Global trade affects us all from our diet to the clothes we wear and the products we buy. Oregon is also not immune to the effects of global trade, exporting about $22 billion worth of goods in 2016 and importing about $17.6 billion worth of good same year.
The Port of Coos Bay crew is currently at the Port of Garibaldi conducting our second dredge project with the state dredge, The Laura.
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