Dredging part of the Pacific Coast Intermodal Port project

The Port of Coos Bay and NorthPoint Development have submitted a proposal for the Pacific Coast Intermodal Port (PCIP) project for the second round of Mega grant funding.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Coos Bay

The PCIP is considered to be a project of national significance by creating a new gateway for west coast imports and exports for the movement of containers through the Port of Coos Bay.

Total investment is anticipated to be over $2 billion and will result in the creation of thousands of jobs while adding much needed capacity to ease the flow of goods through the U.S. west coast.

The project will consist of three inextricable components; deepening and widening the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Channel, system wide upgrades to the Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL), and construction of the rail served maritime terminal on Port owned property on the North Spit.

If successful, funding through the Mega grant program will be utilized to support improvements to public assets including the Federal Navigation Channel and the CBRL.

The Channel Modification will include deepening the channel from its entrance to River Mile 8.2 from -37’ to -45’ Mean Lowest Low Water and widen it from 300’ to 450’ nominal width.

The purpose of this work will be to accommodate transit of larger Neopanamax ships in the harbor, capable of carrying up to 13,000 twenty foot equivalent units (TEU).

The Port is working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in development and design of this project.