Four lower Columbia River ports have tentatively agreed to buy Howard Island for $1.32 million, ending a dozen years of negotiations with the owner and avoiding a costly court battle.
Port of Longview commissioners on Tuesday approved their share of the deal, which is about $187,000. Port of Vancouver commissioners also approved the deal Tuesday, [...]
Australian coal giant Ambre Energy hopes to open a $250 million Columbia River coal export terminal by late next year.
That won’t likely happen if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides to require an environmental impact statement. The exhaustive regulatory procedure could delay Ambre’s aspirations by several years.
The pending ruling — which the [...]
Northwest rail routes by Columbian newspaper
1. CHERRY POINT: The Gateway Pacific Terminal could accommodate 54 million import/export tons of bulk commodities per year, largely coal exports. Status: Whatcom County, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are preparing a joint environmental impact statement. Pros: Backers say it would [...]
The current I-5 bridge offers 178 feet of vertical clearance when the lift span is raised. That puts the existing bridges in the same league with the Astoria-Megler Bridge (193 feet,) the Longview, Wash. span (187 feet,) and the Glenn Jackson I-205 bridge (144 feet.) The proposed Columbia River Crossing, designed to replace the [...]
Update: The Morning Spruce has regained power and is being monitored as it makes its way up the Columbia River.
The Coast Guard is coordinating actions to protect the Oregon Coast from any threat posed by the 648-foot, Singapore-flagged car-carrier Morning Spruce that lost all power and was adrift in 12-foot seas, for approximately 4 [...]
Columbia River pilots, who guide ships between from Astoria and inland ports like Longview, Portland and Vancouver, are expressing concerns about the safety of piloting a ship amidst anticipated protests and heavy law enforcement when an EGT ship arrives this month.
A veteran Columbia River pilot says he’s concerned that he could be compelled [...]
Ambre Energy's U.S. unit, Millennium Bulk Terminals, is located on the former Chinook Ventures site in Longview, WA, seen on the left. Ambre's subsidiary, Coyote Island Terminal, plans to ship coal from upriver at the Port of Morrow, near Boardman, OR.
The Port of Morrow Commission has approved a one-year lease option with Coyote [...]
The Port of Sendai, shown after last week's tsunami, is part of a 22-day service that calls on Long Beach and Oakland in addition to four calls in Japan and one in China. NYK Line has temporarily suspended the service.
Major west coast ports haven’t had much operational impact from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami [...]
The Lower Monumental lock on the Columbia River is one of several being replaced between now and March. In the meantime, grain is bring transported by rail or truck.
The port initiated the subsidies to offset the cost of truck or rail transportation while the river system is closed for three months of repairs, said [...]
Port of Vancouver USA
The Port of Vancouver was named 2010 port of the year by the Washington Public Ports Association at its annual meeting in Tacoma. The association recognized its role in a number of recent projects, including a unit train loop completed in June and a $178 million deepening of the Columbia [...]
Some observers are warning that as Beijing clings to more coal to construct its new economy, America may become a key provider of the fuel source—at its own economic peril.
“Given U.S. coal resources and the absence of a real clean economy policy strategy from Washington, the U.S. could easily wind up simply auctioning off [...]
Cowlitz County commissioners unanimously approved permits for a new coal export terminal in Longview, Wash., Tuesday morning.
The 3-0 vote increases chances that the first major coal shipments from the U.S. West Coast will depart from the banks of the Columbia River.
Millennium Bulk Logistics, a subsidiary of Australia’s Ambre Energy, wants to build the [...]
Cowlitz County commissioners will vote at 10 a.m. Tuesday on whether to approve a shoreline permit for an Australia-based company to build a coal export facility at the former Reynolds aluminum site.
Millennium Bulk Logistics, a subsidiary of Australian coal giant Ambre Energy, is seeking to export about 5 million tons of coal annually to [...]