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To learn more about the Oregon Shipping Group project for an intermodal facility to be located in Brooks, click on the logo to the left or here:

The Oregon Shipping Group is an advocacy organization which supports the revitalization and development of road, rail, and marine shipping systems and capabilities in Oregon to move freight into, through, and out of Oregon. Such shipping systems must be reliable, predictable, cost-efficient, safe, and environmentally sensitive. New and expanded shipping systems should reduce the carbon footprint of shipping activity, reduce road traffic congestion, and enhance road safety, while at the same time helping Oregon businesses to be cost-competitive.


The goal is to realize Oregon’s unique geographic qualities as a West Coast state with a highly productive agricultural capability, significant manufacturing potential, and strong short line and long line railroad connections to the North, South, and East.


One key effort is the development of new container shipping services for Oregon, with service which is reliable, predictable, and cost-effective.


Other major efforts involve proposals to extend and develop Oregon’s shipping

capabilities, including repair, improvement and connection of rail lines; expanding deep-water port capabilities in the Coos Bay area as well as in the Astoria area; establishing an intermodal and transload facility in the Mid-Willamette Valley; helping improve the insurance, driver age, and driver education systems to enhance the capability of the trucking industry; and supporting port enhancements along the Columbia River and at Newport.


Our stakeholders are farms and businesses which have made contributions to support our work.


This is in terms of financial contributions as well as providing information regarding shipping infrastructure needs.



We are currently seeking input and funds to support this project. 


For further information on how to help support this project or to donate, please contact us via e-mail or phone by clicking the contact button at the top of this page.

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2007 State Street

Salem, Oregon 97301-4349


For Project Director Inquiries:

For Press and Other Inquiries:

Tel: (503) 480.0523


Fax: (503) 362.0513



Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

​​Saturday: Closed

​Sunday: Closed

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Read Our Pre-proposal Submission for Brooks Intermodal Facility

Description of the Oregon Shipping Group and Initial Projects

The PowerPoint presentation given to the Oregon Senate Committee on Transportation


OPW Submits Letters to ODOT and Business Oregon With Concerns Regarding Intermodal Review Process -

Letter from OPW to Director Garrett and Director Harder

January 17, 2019 Oregon Port of Willamette

OPW Submits Letters to ODOT and Business Oregon With Concerns Regarding Intermodal Review Process -

Letter from OPW to Oregon Transportation Commission

January 17, 2019 Oregon Port of Willamette


Brooks Group Establishes Intermodal Operator

January 10, 2019 Oregon Port of Willamette

Shipping Project Carries Potential

August 20, 2018 Statesman Journal


Yes To Intermodal Transload Facility

July 27, 2018 Keizertimes

On The Right Track?

July 20, 2018 Capital Press


Facility deal shouldn't be contest

August 27, 2017 Albany Democrat Herald


Port of Portland to split with ICTSI, seek new life for idled shipping terminal

February 28, 2017 The Oregonian

Oregon Shipping Group Director Lauds Port Announcement

February  27, 2017 Oregon Shipping Group

ICTSI Oregon Lease Termination Press Release

February 27, 2017 Port of Portland

Port of Portland Director Bill Wyatt to Retire in June, Setting up Leadership Debate

January 11, 2017 The Oregonian


The Death of the Panamax Containership

November 2, 2016 Seatrade Maritime News

Port of Portland's path to idle container terminal began with shift in philosophy

September 16, 2016 The Oregonian


Former legislator seeks to bring traffic back to port

June 26, 2016 Portland Tribune


Washington Ports to Save Infrastructure Project

June 8, 2016 The Daily News  (This is an example of the Port of Portland not cooperating with other ports)


The Plague at the Port's Terminal 6: Editorial Agenda 2016

May 28, 2016 Oregonian

Port of Portland faces challenge, opportunities, director says in Albany Visit

May 27, 2016 Albany Democrat-Herald

Portland port’s container future uncertain after last service exits

May 19, 2016 Journal of Commerce

Shipping Authority Seeks to "Adopt" Portland

May 12, 2016 Port Strategy


Setting Precedents (A description on the ongoing battle between ILWU and ICTSI)

April 15, 2016 Port Strategy


For Want of Reliable Port Container Shipping, a Hillsboro Industry was Lost

April 11, 2016 The Oregonian


Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape

March 27, 2016 Wall Street Journal


How Trade Made America Great

March 25, 2016 Wall Street Journal


In Our View: Act to Keep Trade Moving 

March 3, 2016 Columbian Newspaper


Former Oregon Lawmaker Proposes Fix for Portland Shipping

February 19, 2016 Oregonian/AP


Former Politician Proposes Oregon Container Shipping Authority

February 18, 2016 East Oregonian


Mannix Brings Message on Ports, Taxes

February 17, 2016 My Columbia Basin 

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