Port of Portland (Oregon)

The Port of Portland is the port district responsible for overseeing Portland International Airport, general aviation, and marine activities in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area in the United States.

The Oregon Legislative Assembly created the Port of Portland in 1891.


The Port of Portland is considered a regional government with jurisdiction in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

Nine commissioners regulate the organization; they are appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate. Each commissioner serves a four-year term and can be reinstated to the same post indefinitely. One requirement of commissioners is that two of the nine must live in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas county while the remaining three are free to live where they choose. [ [http://www.portofportland.com/Comm_Info.aspx Port of Portland - Commission Information ] ]

Commissioners elect the Port of Portland's executive director who oversees the daily operations of the port.

Commissioners meet monthly to discuss the policies of the Port of Portland.


*Four marine terminals
*Six business parks
*Four airports
**Portland International Airport
**Mulino Airport
**Troutdale Airport
**Hillsboro Airport

Marine terminals

Port of Portland's marine terminals export the largest amount of wheat from the United States and third largest amount in the world. [ [http://www.portofportland.com Port of Portland web site] ] It is also the fifth largest port for tonnage, third largest auto import gateway in the country, the largest mineral bulk port on the U.S. west coast, and the 17th largest port for cargo containers in the United States.Fact|date=November 2007

Marine terminals are located along the Willamette River and the Columbia River. Terminals are served by rail (Union Pacific and BNSF railroads), connecting interstates, and river barges. Around one thousand businesses and corporations are said to use the Port's marine facilities.Fact|date=November 2007

Major exports are wheat, soda ash, potash, and hay; major imports are automobiles, steel, and limestone.

Imports and exports at the Port of Portland total about $14 billion USD, annually.

The Port's terminal facilities:

; Terminal T-2
*49 acres (198,000 m²)
**Roll on/off cargo
**Break Bulk

; Terminal T-4
*280 acres (1.1 km²)
**Grain shipping
**Liquid shipping
**Mineral shipping
**Auto shipping

; Terminal T-5
*200 acres (809,000 m²)
**Grain shipping
**Minerals shipping

; Terminal T-6
*488 acres (2.0 km²)
**Cargo containers
**Auto shipping
**Rail yard access and operation

Business parks

The Port of Portland owns several business parks in the Portland Metropolitan Area:

*Rivergate Industrial District
**2,800 acres (11 km²)
**Located 9 miles (14 km) NW of downtown Portland
**Operates two marine terminals
**Rail access (Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads)

*Swan Island Industrial Park and Port Center
**430 acres (1.7 km²)
**4.5 miles (7 km) north of downtown Portland
**Rail access (Union Pacific)

*Mocks Landing
**150 acres (607,000 m²)
**Rail access (Union Pacific)
**Near Swan Island Industrial Park and Port Center

*Portland International Center
**458 acres (1.9 km²)
**At Portland International Airport
**Rail access (MAX Light Rail)

*Troutdale Industrial Park
**75 acres (304,000 m²)
**At the Troutdale Airport

*Brookwood Corporate Park
**32 acres (129,000 m²)
**At the Hillsboro Airport


The Portland International Airport (PDX) serves the commercial, passenger, transport needs of the Portland Metro area, while Hillsboro Airport serves the air cargo and shipping needs. Troutdale airport and Mulino airport serve general aviation needs of the metro area.


External links

* [http://www.portofportland.com The Port of Portland]

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