Murphy’s Overseas USA, known locally as Astoria Forest Products, filed suit in early March to protect itself [...]
Sixteen cruise ships carrying nearly 30,000 total estimated passengers are scheduled to stop at the Port of Astoria in 2014.
“It’s serious money to our community,” said Bruce Conner, who uses the Cruise Lines International Association estimate of $125 spent per couple. Four out of five passengers usually leave the [...]
On a two-day tour along the Columbia River and Oregon’s northern coast, state legislators stopped in Astoria and Warrenton Friday to hear plans for expanding Astoria’s port capabilities, discuss dredging and Warrenton’s levee system.
In Astoria, the group convened and toured Westerlund Log Handlers’ operation at the Port of Astoria. The tour followed Wednesday’s decision [...]
Port of Astoria Chief Executive Officer Hank Bynaker, who was chosen in June 2012, to replace Jack Crider, quit today after fewer than 14 months on the job.
Commissioner Bill Hunsinger reiterated Campbell’s comments that the issues facing the Port might have overwhelmed Bynaker.
The Port, meanwhile, has been dealing with bleak finances and deferred [...]
The budget committee of five citizen members and five Port Commissioners, told by Finance Manager Colleen Browne they needed to cut $805,000 from the wish lists of the Port’s eight departments, axed several items, including:
$140,000 worth of Pier 2 West repairs; $125,000 in Pier 2 warehouse roofing; A $120,000 dock electrical upgrade project; [...]
Port of Astoria Commissioner Bill Hunsinger rose from his seat at Tuesday night’s Commission meeting, approached the podium during public comment and presented himself as a member of the public wanting to bring the agency’s attention to a possible business opportunity.
He talked about Ocean Cold, a 95,000-square-foot cold storage and processing facility in Westport, [...]
The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District looks set to offer its top job to Jack Crider, formerly the executive director of the Port of Astoria. The move comes roughly a year after the district abruptly fired its previous chief executive officer, David Hull for reasons unstated.
Crider, a former fish biologist and seafood [...]
Port Manager Don Mann said that they are probing possibilities of a combination grant/loan from the Oregon Department of Business Development as well as a Oregon Connect Four grant award. Sum total is around $3.9 million to finish the terminal.
And when [the new dock] is finished, the port has a number of large [...]
A Coos Bay, Oregon, group has suggested the city assess and potentially repair docks by the Empire boat ramp with the hope of drawing tall ships and maybe even small cruise ships.
The Community Coalition of Empire sent a letter requesting the city use a free initial assessment by the Oregon State Marine Board. … [...]
A third-party proposal to shut down terminals on December 12 has not been vetted by union’s democratic process
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 22, 2011) — In response to recent third-party announcements that community activists will attempt to shut down various West Coast marine terminals on December 12, 2011, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) [...]
The Port of Astoria sits on a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security meant for security improvements.
“I’d like to talk with other ports that have them,” said Commissioner Bill Hunsinger, who voiced his displeasure at installing cameras instead of hiring guards.
The commission agreed to hold an executive session to discuss the [...]
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