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Port of Coos Bay pushing $400 million dredging project

From The Democrat-Herald:

The Port of Coos Bay has stepped up its public outreach efforts in recent weeks to promote its proposed $400 million channel modification project.

A 1,400-foot-long by 1,100-foot-wide “vessel-turning basin” would also be created at the upper end of the proposed modification.

Currently, the channel sits at a depth of 37 feet […]


Oregon port marks full restoration of Coos Bay line

On Monday, a Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) train moved a shipment of plywood out of the Roseburg Forest Products mill in Coquille, Ore., marking the full restoration of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s 134-mile Coos Bay line since the route was closed more than five years ago.

Late last month, Billeter Marine […]


Rail link to Coos Bay to reopen soon

Sometime in the next two weeks, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will reopen the rail line that was abandoned abruptly four years ago by the hedge fund-owned Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.

“It’s sort of been like a nightmare/fairy tale saga,” DeFazio said. When the line is back, “It’s going to be a […]


Coos Bay railroad won’t open until September

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay won’t open its railroad till Sept. 1, the port commission announced at its monthly meeting Thursday.

The port had been scrambling to open in June, then July, to meet a need expressed by Roseburg Forest Products. The company plans to bring logs via rail from the Midwest to […]