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Oil trains will bring up to 100 jobs at Port

Editor’s Note: The following was printed in the Port of Grays Harbor’s official newsletter.

Why Crude By Rail fits the Port of Grays Harbor: 100 family-wage jobs. $100 million in private investment. Increased shipping. Economic diversification. These are all strong arguments for why Grays Harbor should welcome the three proposed crude by rail (CBR) storage and shipping facilities.

All three companies are responsible corporate partners with proven track records for safely operating these types of facilities. The proposed locations have all been part of public visioning and zoning processes that allow this type of use. Our waterfront labor force is experienced in handling this type of cargo with petroleum and other cargoes having shipped through the Harbor before.

The Port of Grays Harbor believes that with regulatory oversight and responsible partners, the risks can be minimized and the benefits maximized. For more information and updates on the three projects, please visit