Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Longview Port Seeking Terminal Developer

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Longview is seeking proposals for available industrial waterfront property, calling it a significant opportunity to establish new cargo operations on the Columbia River.

Bridgeview Terminal, which is comprised of two cargo docks and upland areas, became available earlier this year when a long-term lease with its former bulk cargo operator/tenant, Kinder Morgan, expired in March. The port is primarily interested in responses to import or export bulk cargos, but that it would consider opportunities for other marine-dependent uses.

“Opportunities to establish new terminal operations or terminal redevelopment are minimal on the West Coast,” Business Development Manager Laurie Nelson-Cooley said. “Our intent is to maximize this terminal based on cargo throughput, job creation and return on investment to our customers and community partners.”

Issuing the Request for Proposal is the second step in the redevelopment of Bridgeview Terminal. In June, the port issued a Request for Expression of Interest to determine interest in the property.

The Request for Proposal document and related documents can be found on the port’s website at http://www.portoflongview.com/DoingBusiness.aspx.

The Port of Longview, operating since 1921, has eight marine terminals and waterfront industrial property spanning 835 acres on the deep-draft Columbia River, 66 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Southwest Washington State. It’s the first port on the deep-draft shipping channel with direct transportation connections to international markets.