Despite criticism from environmentalists, the $200 million Columbia River channel deepening project generated over $1 billion in capital investments since its completion five years ago, port officials and terminal operators say.
In a new report released by Port of Portland and Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, consultants studied the economic impact of the project that deepened […]
The Daily News reports that the reopened terminal will boost employment to 120 during the grain-handling season, about double the current staffing. Temco handled about 2.75 million tons of grain exports in 2013 before closing for renovations in January of this year.
A $50 million expansion of the Temco grain terminal is nearing completion at […]
From an Archer Daniels Midland – Marubeni news release:
Archer Daniels Midland Company and Marubeni Corporation announced today that they have expanded Kalama Export Company LLC, their joint venture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, as a result of Marubeni’s contribution of its grain export elevator operations at Terminal 5 in The Port of Portland, Oregon, […]
The renovation will add new docks, a new shipping system, new rail and barge unloading machinery and new systems for cleaning wheat and other grains, Butters said. Butters said the improved terminal could handle up to 200 million bushels of grain per year, as much as Temco’s Tacoma terminal. Bill Wagner Photo / The […]
[Note: Marubeni, owner of Columbia Grain in Portland, purchased Gavilon, part owner of Kalama Export, in July.]
Marubeni Corp. (8002), a Japanese trading company that closed its biggest takeover of Gavilon Group LLC in July, cut its profit estimate for the U.S. grain collector by almost two-thirds this year.
Due to the continuing impact of […]
All grain points to Asia: Mitsubishi graphic illustrating global grain plans. Mitsubishi is part owner of Kalama Export. Click on the image to see it full-sized.
Mitsubishi Corp. will take control of grain supplier Los Grobo Ceagro do Brazil S.A. as Japan’s biggest trading company seeks to boost corn and soybean supplies to meet […]
[NOTE: This is a Spanish translation of our grain update in the May Dispatcher. Read the English original at http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/?p=12592.]
Cierre patronal: Los miembros del Local 4 en la línea de piquete después de que Mitsui-United Grain bloqueara su entrada en Vancouver, WA. Foto de Jared Moultrie, muellero de ILWU Local 4.
Los estibadores […]
Nine boats with longshore union supporters tried to block a grain ship at the Port of Kalama on Tuesday morning, causing the Coast Guard to board one boat and issue warnings to all the others.
The incident is a spillover of a Vancouver dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and United Grain. Protesters […]
Longshore workers from Oregon and Washington say they get a positive response when they talk about Mitsui’s taxpayer-funded infrastructure upgrades and negative impact on Northwest jobs
VANCOUVER, WA (April 25, 2013) – Washington and Oregon-based longshore workers, locked out of their longtime workplace United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver USA since February […]
Marubeni owns Columbia Grain in Portland, where members of ILWU Local 8 load grain, and Gavilon is an owner of Kalama Export downriver, where members of ILWU Local 21 do the same.
Chinese regulators on Tuesday gave a qualified green light to Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp’s (8002.T) $5.6 billion (£3.67 billion) purchase of U.S. […]
[NOTE: Marubeni owns Columbia Grain in Portland. Gavilon co-owns Kalama Export with Archer Daniels Midland and Mitsubishi.]
The Gavilon deal, which includes debt of around $2 billion, would catapult Marubeni, Japan’s fifth-biggest trading house, into the top ranks of global grain merchants and put it in a prime position to meet rising demand for […]
A tug and barge company plans to base a quarter-acre-sized floating dock at the Port of Kalama to help it move grain more efficiently to the EGT and Kalama Export Co. grain terminals on the Columbia River.
The floating dock is known as a spud barge because it is anchored in place by steel pipes […]
From the Columbian:
A group representing grain shippers in the region, including United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver, said Monday it expects to reach an agreement on a new labor contract with union dockworkers that will keep wheat, soybeans and corn flowing to markets.
“I don’t think there’s any reason to presume otherwise,” […]
ADM and Gavilon each have a 45 percent stake in Kalama, a grain export terminal in Washington state that handled a quarter of all Pacific shipments in 2009. The remaining 10 percent share is owned by Mitsubishi Corp.
The completion of Japanese trader Marubeni Corp’s purchase of U.S. grain merchant Gavilon is being delayed […]
About 50 union supporters rallied outside a Port of Kalama grain terminal Friday morning, urging the owners to hire local construction labor for an upcoming expansion project.
According to Cowlitz County planning officials, Temco is planning a $50 million expansion, building eight to 12 new storage silos, new rail lines and new conveyor belts. Temco […]