Container barge service began on the Columbia River in 1975 with an average of 50 containers per month barged into the Port of Portland. In 1978 the Port of Lewiston began shipping containers on barge, moving a total of 507 TEUs for the year. Today there is consistent service provided by tug and barge lines allowing shipments of containerized cargo to meet vessel schedules calling the Port of Portland.
Booking your containers is recommended but at times, some of the steamship lines preposition a small pool of containers at the Port of Lewiston so they are available for the shipper to meet sailing deadlines. Rates to move empty containers to the Port of Lewiston and the throughput charge vary between the steamship line and the shipper. Barge loading/unloading and related port charges at the Port of Portland are normally paid by the steamship line.
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- One 240-ton Manitowac 4100 mobile crane with 120-foot boom
- Three 35-ton diesel container top lift trucks
- Three 4-ton and one 15-ton forklift truck
- Warehousing sized at 20,000 sq. ft. dockside for crossdocking cargo
Port of Lewiston Container Yard
1224 6th Avenue North
Lewiston, ID 83501
Toll Free: 877-777-8099