COMPARE TIME AND COSTS FROM ASIA
Shipping from Asia through Columbia River ports saves shippers time and money. Shorter transit times and minimal handling means less stress on loads; fewer cargo preparation requirements and insurance; and reduced damage to high-value cargo and equipment.
28 DAYS FASTER, 6,209 MILES CLOSER.
The Columbia River High, Wide and Heavy Corridor permitting process requires fewer permits and permitting days than via Houston.
- Establish a multi-modal route that allows importers and exporters to efficiently move cargo to and from North America through our Columbia River ports.
- Create economic opportunities for the Columbia River region and the greater Pacific Northwest.
- Coordinate regulatory reform and infrastructure improvements by engaging members of the transportation committees of Pacific Northwest states.
- Gain support for the corridor from the departments of transportation (DOTs), legislators, businesses and stakeholders.
- Engage with state DOTs, stakeholders and utility providers to identify the most efficient, cost-effective route.
- Develop a capital improvement program to make permanent improvements along the corridor to reduce the need for temporary solutions currently required for each move.
- Initiate a best-practices pilot program with the Oregon Department of Transportation to ensure high, wide and heavy loads are permitted in a timely manner, providing customers with reliable, consistent and predictable outcomes.
- Develop a shared legislative agenda and supporting materials about each state’s current transportation challenges.
- Share best practices among each state’s DOT to enhance understanding of current issues and potential solutions for transporting over-dimensional loads.