Port Angeles weighing options on log storage

by Tim Flanagan on June 29, 2010

KONP radio has this story:

(Port Angeles) — Port of Port Angeles commissioners have decided to keep their options open for water-borne log storage for the next few years.

Last July, patient the Port leased from the State Department of Natural Resources, an area of the harbor just east of the Nippon paper mill, for log storage, for a period of 5-years. Shortly after, Dunlap Towing Company, whose tugs were contracted to move the logs and booms, decided that, due to the declining forest products market, and economy in general, they would cease operations in Port Angeles.

With this development, the Port re-negotiated its lease with DNR for a one-year period, to determine future market conditions, and whether it would be to the Port’s advantage to continue with the remaining 4-years of the lease.

Since then, talks with timber industry representatives have indicated that keeping the log storage area would be beneficial to all parties.

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