As NLC told you late last week, the Port of Newport has secured special permission to have the Army Corps of Engineers’ contractor dredge along side the International Terminal toward the end of September. The dredging will make the water along there deep enough for large log ships to fill all the way up with logs, rather than just talking half loads. It’s hoped that two to three day dredging operation will do the trick so they don’t have to finish it up in November. If they do finish it up in September, they’ll still be able to dump the dredge muck offshore. If they have to come back in November, the spoils will have to be deposited somewhere on land, with an added expense of around $200,000 to the port.
Log Shipper Teevin Brothers postponed the construction of their $4 million log yard that will now presumably be built next Spring.