Oversized cargo movements highlight the value of Lewiston’s multimodal Port
(January 2017) – The Bonneville Power Administration utilized the Port’s rail line this winter to import a transformer bound for the Hatwai Substation near Genesee.
This past fall, Clearwater Paper took advantage of the river and the Port’s expanded dock to bring in components for the Lewiston plant’s new digester.
And, last spring, Spokane-based American Alloy utilized the Port of Lewiston and the multiuse Columbia Snake River System to ship several units to the U.S. Navy Yard in Bremerton, Wash.
“All of these projects demonstrate the important role our multimodal Port plays in the region,” said Port of Lewiston Commission President Mike Thomason. “Without access to and the interconnectivity of river, road and rail transportation options, oversized shipments like these would have met formidable challenges coming into and going out of our region.”
Activity at the Port’s dock will further increase this spring when the river system reopens from an extended maintenance closure. Clearwater Paper plans to use Port facilities to import sawdust for its production process.