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PGE – Beaver Tank Farm

March 17, 2017

An item came up at the March 8th Port meeting. On March 16, 2016 during a regular and routine inspection of the tanks and piping at PGE’s Beaver Tank Farm, a small release of diesel fuel was discovered by PGE employees. As required by law, PGE reported the release to the applicable Oregon regulatory agency […]

Adopted Resolution 2017-01

January 25, 2017

The Port Commission approved Resolution 2017-01 on Jan 18th 2017, which is a lease amendment to address the transfer of ownership of property from PGE to Global Partners. This resolution will not result in an increase in rail or train traffic in Columbia County. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact […]

Port Commission Urges Update to Tanker Cars

July 29, 2016

Port of St. Helens Commissioners have drafted a letter to Global Partners LP, a tenant at Port Westward, to upgrade to the safest tanker cars available, as ethanol shipments are transported through the county. The encouragement comes just weeks after the derailment in Mosier that left traces of groundwater contamination. The Columbia River Gorge derailment caused […]

$64 million plant to be built at Scappoose Industrial Airpark

June 16, 2016

An exciting development project is going to take place at our Scappoose Industrial Airpark. Cascades, Inc has announced plans for a $64 million manufacturing facility at the airport. In addition to 200 employment jobs during construction, the facility will produce 80 jobs to the community when the project is operational, slated for 1st quarter 2017. […]

Dredging Completed at Scappoose Bay Marine Park

June 7, 2016

Boaters now have improved access to the lower Willamette and Columbia rivers now that a dredging project at Scappoose Bay Marine Park is complete, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Prior to the project, boats were grounding out in the channel at low tide. The channel was deepened around the boat ramp and […]

Welcome from Executive Director, Patrick Trapp

May 5, 2016

Patrick Trapp’s 30-year career with the Coast Guard has included assignments in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Coast Guard Academy, and a Master’s of Science in Homeland Security and National Defense. It’s an honor to serve the Port, our community, and the businesses we work with. […]