Thursday, December 3, 2009

Longview Port Named Washington Port of Year

The Washington state Port of Longview has been named the 2009 Port of the Year by the Washington Public Ports Association.

In awarding the honor, the WPPA cited the port's successful efforts to recruit the EGT Development grain terminal. The large export grain facility is being built by EGT Development LLC, a partnership by St. Louis-based Bunge North America, Japan's Itochu Corp. and South Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean. Construction on the 38-acre $200 million project began in August. When completed in 2011, the state-of-the-art facility will allow the simultaneous unloading of up to four, 110-rail car trains.
The WPPA also cited the Longview port's record revenues in 2008--due in large part to the port's development and growth in the wind-energy sector.

“This award is a true reflection of the staff’s dedication and the community’s support of the Port of Longview,” said Longview Executive Director Ken O’Hollaren in a written statement.