Kalama, WA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
The Port of Kalama welcomes another maiden voyage from international bulk carrier ship, Coral Crystal, this week. The ship, which hails from Japan, is loading soy at Kalama Export LLC for shipment to China. The Coral Crystal is owned by SKM Shipping S.A., Panama, and is under operation by NYK Line Tokyo for this particular call to the Columbia River.
Port of Kalama marketing manager, Liz Newman, was on-hand to greet the ship and honor the crew including ship captain, Warren M. Pineda, and the ship’s agent, Nikolay Mihaylov, with Transmarine Navigation Corporation. Newman presented the crew with a Maiden Voyage plaque from the Port – a traditional gift for first ports of call to offer ships on their Maiden Voyage. The Port of Kalama’s plaque will remain with the ship for its full life at sea. Port of Kalama has been a first port of call for seven Maiden Voyages in the last year alone.
The Port of Kalama, which is located on the deep-draft Columbia River immediately adjacent to Interstate 5 and the mainline railroad, is home to some of the most efficient grain terminals on the west coast. Two grain terminals and a deep-draft break-bulk terminal are located on the river.
NAME: CORAL CRYSTAL
7H/7H: SIDE ROLLING HATCH COVER TYPE
MASTER: WARREN M. PINEDA
About Port of Kalama – Where Rail and Water Meet: The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 800 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 25 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland.