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SHIPPING& PORTS Lending a Hand HELPING FIND CARGO OPPORTUNITIES AND MARINE INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS PROSPECTS IS THE MISSION OF OREGON INTERNATIONAL PORT OF COOS BAY. > O R E G O N I N T E R N AT I O N A L P O RT O F C O O S B AY BY E R I C S L AC K // Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is Coos Bay is the largest coastal focused on helping to find business opportunities for private-sector developers in the harbor. deep-draft harbor between San Francisco Bay and Puget Sound and a critical part of the region’s economic infrastructure. An average of 2.5 million tons of cargo moves through the harbor each year. Oregon International Port of Coos Bay acts as an economic development agency and facilitator for the local maritime industry. Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is a unit of government in Oregon and considered a special district. A non-operating port authority, it is not currently involved in the terminal ownership and sector maritime industry turned to this port,” Callery says. “We take a team ap- operations side of the business. Instead, agency asking for help prospecting for proach to our business.” it is focused on helping create business new business,” says Martin Callery, chief opportunities for private-sector develop- commercial officer. ers in the Coos Bay harbor. Oregon International Port of Coos Bay also has a tourism component of its operations through its Charleston Marina RV Lean Structure Park. In addition, the port operates the wood products, wood fiber and logs busi- As an organization, Oregon International Charleston Ice Dock, which provides ice ness declined, along with several bulk Port of Coos Bay has a fairly small staff of for commercial fishing boats, and the commodities movements such as nickel about 25 employees. Roughly two-thirds Charleston Shipyard, which serves com- ore and copper concentrate, the private are not based at the port’s headquarters. mercial and recreational boat owners. “As the manufactured lumber and ply- Instead, they are based at Charleston Ma-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] rina, a 540-slip commercial marina oper- Important Link Oregon International Port of Coos Bay ated by the port authority. The marina Preserving a connection to the North supports commercial fishing and the American freight rail system has been a Revenue: $50 million seafood industry, as well as serving recre- major undertaking for the Oregon Inter- HQ: Coos Bay, Ore. ational fishing and boating. national Port of Coos Bay. In 2001, it ac- Employees: 25 “The staff at our downtown office is quired the Coos Bay swing-span rail Specialty: Maritime commerce and recreation mostly senior and middle management bridge, and it purchased the Coos Bay rail -------------------------------------------------------------- along with senior administrative sup- line in 2009. These acquisitions allowed 72 TLIMAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2013 http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013
Hurricane Sandy
Intermodal Rail
Near Shoring
Steel Bridges
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
TDS Transport
Aspen Equipment Co.
Consumers Energy
Mountain Valley Express Co. Inc.
Supreme Group
Miller Felpax Corp.
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.
TNT Sales
Usher Transport Inc.
Triad Transport Inc.
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Fusion Logistics
GulfMark Energy Inc.
Mode Transportation
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Trailways Inc.
Time Logistics Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Sears Holding Corp.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
J&P Hall Express
Pacific Air Cargo
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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013