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Sause Bros. announce Coos Bay expansion; says Port of Newport’s vote signals ‘closed for business’

“It’s a public port, but now a port of exclusivity to one industry … the fishing industry.”

Excerpts from The World:

Sause Bros. is expanding its business in Coos Bay.

Though this is good news for local economy, Sause Bros. is also motivated to expand its business in places like California and Washington state after […]


Three West Coast ports among those winning TIGER grants for infrastructure investments

The U.S. ports of Hueneme, Baltimore, Indiana, San Diego and Newport have received a combined $44.3 million infrastructure funding boost through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) scheme.

[The Three West Coast] projects receiving awards in TIGER VII that directly aid the movement of goods through U.S. commercial ports are:

• Oxnard Harbor District […]


Port of Newport receives $2 million for facility to serve Oregon agricultural producers

Excerpts from the Oregonian

The Port of Newport has received its first grant toward rehabilitating its international shipping terminal. The $2 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation will be used to leverage more money from state sources to finish a shipping facility, port officials said Thursday.

While there are pending upgrades to Highway […]


ILWU Local 53 and Teevin Bros. spearhead donation to homeless students

From left, Jerry Ashby, president of TPT US Limited; Yale Fogarty, ILWU Local 53 president; Eric Oien, general manager of Teevin Bros.; Katey Townsend, HELP coordinator; and Steve Cullen, manager with Jones Stevedoring Co.

A recent donation of $4,250 from a group of timber shipping enterprises is already providing emergency assistance to homeless students and […]


Log export proposal draws large crowd at Newport town hall meeting

A proposal to develop a multi-million-dollar log-exporting terminal at the Port of Newport continues to be one of the region’s most contentious issues, as revealed by the attendance and resulting dialogue at a public meeting held Tuesday night in Newport.

The plan to build a 15-acre paved log yard on port property has been delayed […]


Don Mann, Port of Newport Manager, announces his retirement

From News Lincoln County:

Don Mann, during a recent Port of Newport Commissioners meeting, that he is retiring effective in January. Mann, who has logged over ten years at the helm of the port, will retire with a rather impressive record of public service in guiding the port in its acquisition of the NOAA fleet […]


Port of Newport moves ahead on log exports

From the Newport News Times:

The Teevin Bros. log-exporting yard on the Columbia River is shown in this aerial view. The Port of Newport is negotiating with Teevin Bros. to operate a log exporting facility at the International Terminal on the north side of Yaquina Bay. Eric Oien, Teevin’s general manager, said the project […]


Port of Newport looks ahead to range of port services when expansion complete

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 […]


Port of Newport looks at exporting logs

As the Port of Newport nears completion of a nearly $20-million renovation of its International Terminal, two shipping companies are interested in using it as a log export hub.

Shawn Teevin, president of Teevin Brothers Land & Timber Co., told port commissioners Tuesday evening he expects a log exporting facility at the terminal to create […]


ILWU clarifies position regarding third-party protests at ports

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) […]


Port of Newport projects cruising along

Both of the Port of Newport’s major efforts – the International Terminal and NOAA Homeport projects – are going swimmingly, according to project managers who gave progress reports at the Feb. 22 port commissioners meeting.

Project Manager Frank Berg from Day CPM Services said work crews completed the cofferdam, or containment cell, around the Pasley […]


Yaquina Bay project moves ahead

This 2009 KATU photo shows how the aging and breakdown of two WWII-area ships upon which Newport's dock was built ultimately made the dock unusable for cargo purposes.

An already narrow three-month work window, made much narrower by a one-month delay in getting the crucial in-water permit from federal agencies, has shifted the focus and […]


Work Is Underway On NOAA Facilities In Newport

Cranes are busy at the Port of Newport, where preparation has begun to welcome a fleet of NOAA research vessels.

Don Mann is the executive director of the Port of Newport. He says crews need to dredge about 57,000 to 60,000 yards of material from Yaquina Bay to accommodate NOAA’s fleet of six big ships […]


Sunken ship used for Newport dock to be replaced

The now-crumbling S.S. Pasley ship, seen here from the Yaquina Bay, was the base of Newport's cargo dock for several decades.

More than 50 years ago, dock builders in Newport sank two concrete Navy ships in Yaquina Bay, and built docks on top of them. Port of Newport officials long planned to reestablish the […]