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Port of Longview

Located just 66 river miles from the Pacific Ocean

Connect to the Port of Longview

Port of Longview is the first operating port on the Federally maintained, 43’ deep-draft Columbia River shipping channel in Southwest Washington State, USA. Located just 66 river miles from the Pacific Ocean, vessels can sail to and from the Port to the Pacific on just one tide–saving both time and money.

Three breakbulk berths, combined with mobile harbor cranes, on-dock rail and ample storage, allow the Port to accommodate a wide range of cargo handling needs.

The Port’s in-house Terminal Operations Department custom-tailors cargo handling plans for each vessel, ensuring customers the safest and most efficient experience.

Superior Rail Connections

The Port’s robust rail infrastructure provides additional options when planning your next operation. On dock rail, combined
with direct connections to Class 1 rail lines creates an opportunity to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs.

Direct to Rail, Direct Savings

The Port boasts 1,200 feet of on dock rail, allowing you to move cargo directly to or from the vessel in one step. Three rail lines adjacent to the bull rail provide seamless intermodal connections without having to leave the dock.

Connect Directly to the Mainline

Over 15 miles of internal rail connect all corners of the Port with both Class 1 mainline railroads. The Port’s private Industrial Rail Corridor links internal rail with mainline connections without disruption and provides superior service to rail dependent customers.

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Intersection of Connections

The Port of Longview is the intersection to all major transportation arteries within the Pacific Northwest. Whichever mode best suits your needs, via the Port of Longview is your best connect option.


The Columbia Snake River System provides barging options from
the Port of Longview all the way upriver to Lewiston, Idaho.


Port-owned Industrial Rail Corridor provides a direct connection to the Class 1 mainline, utilized by both Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific.


Easily connect cargo to Interstate 5 from the Port of Longview in just three short miles via state highway. From there, connect to West Interstate 84 in just one hour.


Both International and regional airports are a short distance from the Port of Longview. Fly directly into our partner airport Southwest Washington Regional Airport or major international gateways SeaTac or Portland to visit the Port of Longview.

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Our Communities

The CEDC creates opportunities to foster success and economic growth in Cowlitz County. With thriving communities, a strong business environment, and diverse recreational opportunities, Cowlitz County has everything and more.
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The CEDC promotes economic development and quality of life in our community by creating, retaining, and expanding high-quality jobs, facilitating growth, and helping provide a stable tax base and thriving economy.


Cowlitz County has a strong business environment, centrally located within Washington, with access to a range of transportation alternatives, giving your business an affordable advantage.


As the main source of industrial property in Cowlitz County, our three ports have both the infrastructure and expertise needed for successful development.  


Cowlitz County and its encompassing communities provide exemplary quality of life for individuals and families of all ages.


Cowlitz County has something for everyone - biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, sports, festivals, arts, theater and so much more!  

Cowlitz Economic Development Council

The Cowlitz Economic Development Council is a non-profit, professional association dedicated to facilitating economic and employment opportunities in Cowlitz County.



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