International Terminal nearing the end of construction – negotiations with log exporters Teevin Brothers continue for using an area just east of it
*Clarifies use area of Teevin Brothers to the east of the terminal. Teevin use of the Terminal strictly while loading logs onto ships.
After the Newport Port Commissioners Tuesday night meeting, Port Manager Don Mann said negotiations between the port and lumber export company Teevin Brothers of Rainier continue toward a lease agreement for 15 acres of land just east of the Port of Newport International Terminal. Mann said that the terminal project is in its final phases and should be ready for Teevin to begin exporting logs starting in late spring, early summer. Mann said Teevin is expected to make further improvements to the terminal area in the form of extensive new pavement areas just to the east to hold logs while they await shipment overseas.
Other uses of the new International Terminal include commercial fishing vessels and potentially a wider array of users which someday could include tourism ships, use by NOAA operations/maintenance and general commerce.