Port of Woodland Inks First Marine Terminal Lease

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For the first time in its 64-year history, the Port of Woodland has secured its first marine terminal lease. The Southwestern Washington seaport announced April 4 that it signed a lease with Wilsonville Concrete Products for one the few greenfields zoned for heavy industrial along the Columbia River.

“This is an exciting step for the Port of Woodland to diversify our economy in Woodland, bring additional family wage jobs to the area, and prepare the property for its intended use as was set out with its purchase in 1967,” port Commission President Paul Cline said.

The port has owned the Martin Bar property since 1967. In 2020, it embarked on a feasibility study to explore options for the sites, including aggregate and steel products. In April 2023, the port entered into a right-of-entry agreement with Wilsonville Concrete Products.

“Our family is honored to be undertaking this new partnership with the Port of Woodland to activate the port’s Columbia River frontage as a source of quality local employment while achieving market leading environmental and safety performance,” Wilsonville Concrete Products President David Bernert said.

A longtime provider of aggregate materials and concrete materials and marine towing and delivery services along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Wilsonville Concrete Products is expected to do its due diligence in the months leading up to the commission’s final lease review, the port said.

By Karen Robes Meeks