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Editorial: Longview will benefit from deepened river channel

Port of Longview

The more than two-decades-long Columbia River channel-deepening project is nearing completion. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to finish dredging the deeper shipping channel from Astoria to Portland before the end of the year. … That extra three feet of depth in the shipping channel is essential for the new […]


Huge cranes sneak beneath Bay Bridge

Three Evergreen cranes clear the Bay Bridge on Tuesday, March 16. Click on the photo to read the Oakland Tribune article.

Three giant cranes from China sailed under the Bay Bridge on Tuesday morning on their way to the Port of Oakland, barely clearing the bottom of the span. The cranes, bought by international […]


COSCO Shipping readies war chest

A Cosco ship in Seattle. Photo courtesy of the Port of Seattle.

While announcing its annual results today COSCO Shipping revealed it has set aside up to 3.9bn yuan to buy 18 new multi-purpose and heavylift ships. The firm, COSCO’s specialist and heavylift subsidiary based in Guangzhou, has two 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessels due […]