SHIPPING and FREIGHT

 

Shipping

Virtually all of Columbia County benefits from daily overnight FedEX and UPS service. 

Freight

Port of St. Helens

The Port of St. Helens has the capacity to further develop deep draft maritime freight shipping capacity to accomodate ocean going barges at its Columbia City and PANAMAX ships at Port Westward sites. Both of these sites are rail-served and adjacent to Highway 30.  

Portland and Western Railroad

The Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR) is a 520-mile short line freight railroad that interchanges with the Albany and Eastern Railroad, BNSF Railway, Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad, Coos Bay Rail Link, Hampton Railway, Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad.

Commodities transported include aggregates, brick and cement, chemicals, construction and demolition debris, food and feed products, forest products, metallic ores and minerals, and steel and scrap.

Teevin Terminal (Rainier)

A true intermodal connection point, Teevin Terminal combines a 800’ wharf and mooring system, two private rail spurs, and I-5 interstate access.

Located off exit 36 on I-5, the terminal connects easily to northbound and southbound traffic. The I-5 interstate system extends from Canada to the southern tip of California. It is a true west coast transport mainstay. 

Served by the Portland and Western Railroad off a BNSF heritage line, two private spurs (1300' and 1800') provide flexibility in moving between water and rail.

The barge dock has a 206' face, with mooring dolphins up and down stream, designed for up to 800' of mooring.  Dock height at MLLW is just 16', water depth alongside at MLLW is 22'. The 80 acre upland area surrounding the dock is open and paved, providing you the widest latitude in handling your cargo.

This facility is ideal for moving timber, lumber, construction products, specialty cargoes, and other products along the coast, on the ocean, and down the Columbia River. 

Port of Longview

The Port of Longview's facilities are located just across the Lewis and Clark Bridge from Rainier. This site has extensive cargo handling capabilities.

For example: 

  • Eight marine terminals
  • On-dock rail service
  • Dedicated rail corridor
  • Indoor and outdoor storage
  • Warehouse complex 

Port of Portland

The Port of Portland is located just 25 miles from Columbia County. It offers a full array of options for moving marine and air freight internationally

For example:

  • Marine terminals with cargo, bulk, and breakbulk handling capacity
  • Air freight with daily service to national locations, Europe, and Asia