Courtesy Port of Grays Harbor

The Port of Grays Harbor, one of the state’s oldest port districts and only deep-water port located directly on the Pacific Ocean, finished 2019 in a “solid financial position” as it posted the second highest operating revenue for the Port overall and the highest revenue generated by the Marine Terminals at nearly $34 million.

While vessel calls were down significantly in 2019, the Port of Grays Harbor reported that it still handled a record amount of cargo at its four deep-water terminals with nearly 3 million metric tons of cargo handled, setting a new level for tonnage in the Port’s 108-year history.

The year also marked a busy year of projects throughout the Port’s facilities, with more than $8 million going toward capital improvement projects, including dredging at the Westport Marina for the first time in nearly 40 years and a complete overhaul of the boat launch parking lot facility.

Meanwhile, busy and diverse shipping activity at the docks also resulted in a strong employment year for local longshore workers, as longshore hours worked topped 156,000 hours.

For more information about the Port of Grays Harbor and its record year, visit this website.