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Port of Longview

Strategic Location, Reliable Facilities

Operating since 1921, the Port of Longview has 8 marine terminals and waterfront industrial property spanning 835 acres on the deep-draft Columbia River, just 66 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Southwest Washington State.

This strategic location, a program of unique cargo services, an outstanding workforce and fully equipped marine operations make it a reliable choice for all your cargo-handling needs. Three breakbulk berths, combined with mobile harbor cranes, on-dock rail, and ample storage, allow the Port to accommodate a wide range of cargo.

The Port of Longview plays an important role in economic development by creating jobs in manufacturing and international trade. At the Port of Longview, infrastructure development is a priority, supporting these jobs and creating a positive economic ripple that strengthens the local community.

Industrial Development

The Port of Longview offers a several shovel ready, rail-served sites zoned for manufacturing.

Tax and assistance incentives are available for new and expanding businesses locating at the Port of Longview. The Port works closely with the Cowlitz Economic Development Council to recruit and assist new businesses.

Connect to Rail, Road, River & Runway

Rail – The Port of Longview’s robust rail infrastructure includes on dock rail, combined with direct connections to Class 1 mainline railroads, creating an opportunity to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs. The Port of Longview boasts on dock rail, allowing you to move cargo directly to or from the vessel in one step. Over 15 miles of internal rail connect all corners of the Port to mainline railroads utilized by both Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific. The Port’s private Industrial Rail Corridor links internal rail with mainline connections without disruption and provides superior service to rail dependent customers.

Road – Port of Longview is located just minutes from Interstate 5, and only 120 miles from Seattle and 40 miles from Portland, Oregon. Our roadways enable cargo to move efficiently through Longview’s industrial area to major north/south and west/east routes.

River – The first full-service operating port along the Columbia River shipping channel, vessels can sail between the Port of Longview and the Pacific Ocean on just one tide – saving you both time and money. The Columbia Snake River System provides barging options from the Port of Longview all the way upriver to Lewiston, Idaho.

Runway – 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 and Portland.