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SHIPPING & PORTS
in the region to the North American freight rail system at
Eugene, Ore.
"Acquiring and rehabilitating the rail line was a big deal
for the harbor and local industry," says Martin Callery,
chief commercial officer for the port district. "That project
involved the efforts of a lot of people, and the port had great
support from the community, state and federal legislators,
the marine industry and regional industrial operations.
Rehabilitating the line has been a victory for the region
and will be the catalyst for growing maritime commerce
through Coos Bay."
Ongoing Improvements
The rail line project is just the most recent planned strategic improvement involving transportation infrastructure
serving the harbor, which currently has three active terminals owned and operated by private parties. The district
serves as a non-operating entity that oversees development
at the port and also acts as a facilitator for cargo inquiries.
"I handle calls regarding shipping various commodities
that I pass on to the appropriate terminal that might have
the opportunity to move that cargo," Callery notes.
Terminals in Coos Bay handle roughly 50 vessel calls and
up to 2.1 million total tons of cargo annually, with manufactured forest products including lumber, plywood, particle
board and wood fiber being the primary cargo movements.
Wood fiber is handled in both whole log and wood chip
form. Products are shipped to Japan and other Asian/Pacific Rim destinations.
Future growth opportunities include a proposed
private-sector development of 500 acres into a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal owned and operated by
Calgary-based Veresen Inc. The terminal, dubbed Jordan
Cove LNG LLC, is awaiting various final permit approvals
by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and several
Oregon agencies. If approved, construction of two LNG
tanks, a 420-megawatt power plant, a liquefaction facility
and operations center could begin by the end of the year.
The terminal is projected to handle six million tons of LNG
a year and lead to an additional 80-plus vessel calls at the
port annually, Callery says.
The Jordan Cove project would not only increase commodity movements through the Coos Bay harbor, but would
also enhance the surrounding community. The proposed
terminal's owners have agreed to distribute community
service fees during their construction years and the first
15 years of operations when they would otherwise receive
a tax-exemption for being located in an enterprise zone.

These revenues will enhance area schools and other community enhancement projects, Callery added.
The district also is pursuing additional terminal development on vacant property it owns on the North Spit of
Lower Coos Bay. "Port staff has identified three sites there
that have the potential for future terminal facilities," Callery says. These include a 300-acre site and a 90-acre site,
as well as a smaller parcel that could potentially handle
break-bulk shipments of manufactured forest products.
Another major project for the harbor is navigation system improvements, including deepening and widening the
lower Coos Bay Federal Navigation Channel from 37 feet
to a depth of 41 to 45 feet. "The developments port staff is
involved in will make the harbor a more viable West Coast
cargo throughput point," he adds. The channel modification
project is pursuing a Section 204/408 process through the
Water Resources Development Act of 1986, with the port
district and its partners covering all costs through construction, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assuming
maintenance at the end of the modification project.

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