The Port of Morrow was established in 1957. The Morrow Port Commission, a five-member board elected by Port District voters, governs the Port of Morrow.
The Port of Morrow supports the industrial community with three industrial parks, financial assistance, and a pool of local labor. The Port of Morrow is connected to worldwide shipping by Columbia River barges, interstate highways, and railroads.
Union Pacific's main line passes through the Boardman Industrial Park and connects the Port of Morrow and the regional railways. Barges traveling the Columbia River are within 24 hours of the Port of Portland and ocean-going freighters. The Port of Morrow's Tidewater Terminal, located in Boardman Industrial Park, is the biggest container terminal upriver from the Port of Portland. Interstate Highway 84 gives the Port of Morrow access to east-west corridors, and Interstate Highway 82 provides north-south access. The Airport Industrial Park can accommodate 727s, but its main traffic comes from corporate jets and light aircraft.
The Port of Morrow has industrial building sites up to one-half acre. The Port of Morrow serves three industrial parks, and it is home to seed-, fiber-, and lumber-processing facilities. The Port of Morrow is home to a prominent food processing center as well. The Port of Morrow provides excellent dock sites on the Columbia River for transportation-related industry.
The Port of Morrow owns, and Longview Fibre Company operates the Boardman Wood Chip Dock to ship wood chips. The facility includes an open storage area at the rear of the dock and additional open storage adjacent to the dock property. This Port of Morrow dock has berthing distance of 91.4 meters (300 feet) with alongside depth of 8.2 meters (27 feet).
The Port of Morrow owns, and the Tidewater Terminal Company, a subsidiary of Tidewater Barge Lines, operates the Container Slipway and Fleet Mooring in the Port of Morrow. Containerized general cargo is shipped and received at this Port of Morrow facility, and barges are moored there for fleeting. An open storage area at the rear of the dock can handle one thousand 40-foot containers, and the storage area includes eight positions for refrigerated cargoes. A permanent barge about 36.6 meters (120 feet) offshore provides mooring space for about ten barges. This Port of Morrow facility has alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet) at two berths with 155.4 meters (510 feet) and 266.7 meters (875 feet) of berthing space.
The Port of Morrow owns, and Tidewater Terminal Company operates the Wood Chip Dock. The Port of Morrow Wood Chip Dock has an open storage area for wood chips at the rear of the dock. The Port of Morrow Wood Chip Dock has berthing distance of 99.1 meters (325 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet).
The Port of Morrow owns, and Cargill Inc. operates the Port of Morrow Grain Elevator Dock to ship grain. At the rear of the dock is a grain elevator with capacity for 878 thousand bushels of grain. The Port of Morrow Grain Elevator Dock has berthing distance of 76.2 meters (250 feet) with alongside depth of 5.2 meters (17 feet).
Although is not always in use, the Port of Morrow Slip has berthing distance of 304.8 meters (1000 feet) with alongside depth of 4.6 meters (15 feet). There are about 15 acres of open storage at the rear of the Port of Morrow Slip.
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