The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Port of Astoria affirms plan to leave North Tongue Point

From The Daily Astorian:

The Port of Astoria has struggled to make the former U.S. Navy base at North Tongue Point profitable since leasing the land in 2009.

With Hyack Maritime preparing to close on its purchase of North Tongue Point next month, the Port of Astoria Commission voted 4-1 to give a proposed termination […]


Hunsinger Supports Cold Storage Facility near Astoria

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, […]


Port of Astoria race highlights rail, logs, jobs

The Daily Astorian highlighted the candidates in the May 17 port commission race involving longshoreman Bill Hunsinger, the only incumbent who’s being challenged:

“The Port needs to grow and make money,” Hunsinger said. “This Port was an authority Port in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and that can come back.” The trick, as he sees […]


First log ship at Port of Astoria due in November 5th

Log exports at the Port of Astoria are about to begin. A first vessel from South Korean is due to berth at the port on November 5th, with a second ship to export logs to China to follow by the end of the year. Port executive director Jack Crider says he’s been contacted by a […]