Maintenance Dredging at the Port of Kalama to Commence at TEMCO Site

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Port of Kalama commissioners award dredging contract to Hickey Marine Enterprises, Inc.

Port of Kalama

One of the goals of the Port of Kalama is to provide the facilities needed for the commerce and success of our business tenants.

The Port of Kalama commission voted this week to award a maintenance dredging contract to Hickey Marine Enterprises for $857,367.39. This is for part of a routine project to maintain the draft needed for large cargo ships. The firm will remove materials in front of the TEMCO Grain Terminal located at the Port.

The project will start in November and is expected to run through December 31, 2013. General business activity at the Port will not be interrupted during this time.

“One of the goals of the Port of Kalama is to provide the facilities needed for the commerce and success of our business tenants,” says Jacobo Salan, Port of Kalama Economic Development Manager. “We are consistently taking a proactive approach to upgrading and enhancing Port infrastructure for these purposes.”

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 830 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 30 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. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit

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