By Karen Robes Meeks
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay announced Monday the opening of the Lost Creek Rock Products Coastal Reload Yard located on the North Spit in Coos County, Ore.
The yard, which will start moving quality aggregates and forest products, will allow for rail to truck and truck to rail terminal movement for the region, the port said.
“This new transportation facility is another important tool for shippers and businesses in Coos, Douglas and Curry Counties to be better connected to the global economy,” said John Burns, CEO of the Port and the Coos Bay Rail Line, Inc (CBRL). “The Port is keenly focused on diversifying and enhancing the economic vitality of the region. Being able to leverage the public investment in infrastructure from our local, state and federal partners to produce new and protect existing living wage jobs as a direct result is (a) huge win-win.”
The Coastal Reload Yard will allow Creswell, Oregon-based Lost Creek Rock Products the ability to offer customers “multi-modal and multi-commodity seamless end to end logistics solutions,” said Lost Creek Rock Products Principal Greg Demers, whose company has been running the Greenhill Reload Yard at the northern terminus of the CBRL in West Eugene, Ore., since 2016.
“We have been partnering with the Port and the CBRL for many years in West Eugene and have invested over $10 million in privately owned rail terminal facilities and infrastructure,” he said. “Moving forward at the Coastal Reload Yard is a logical next step.”