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Officials restrict passage on Columbia River due to wildfire, but impact should be slight

From the Columbian:

Wheat shipped to United Grain Corp., wood chips headed to the paper mill in Camas and other commodities are expected to arrive to their destinations, but the wildfires in the Columbia River Gorge may lead to some delays.

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday enacted restrictions between the Bonneville Dam and Reed […]


Foss says it is staying; Company commits to serving Columbia, Snake rivers

Foss keeps regional headquarters in Portland and has operations in Rainier and Astoria. It has vessels working from Astoria to beyond Portland and towing to Alaska, California and the Washington coast.

Regional news outlets reported in April that Seattle-based Foss Maritime had announced its intention to leave operations in the Columbia and Snake rivers to […]


Grain ship due Tuesday at EGT terminal

The 738-foot MV Full Sources will arrive in Longview Tuesday morning. It is seen here in a 2007 photo leaving Santos, Brazil. Bruno Pricoli photo.

The first grain ship headed to the EGT export terminal is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Longview between 11 a.m. and noon Tuesday after dockworkers on Monday […]