River Service

Photo of a barge on the Columbia River Barge transportation has been an integral part of the Columbia River since the development of the dams and navigation locks along the river and continues to be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to road and rail services. The Port provides access to river service through a small terminal facility at its Dallesport Industrial Park. The terminal is located immediately east of The Dalles Dam navigation lock at river mile 192. An adjacent terminal yard is available for short-term storage of incoming or outgoing cargo.

Learn more about the Port's terminal facilities, transit times to river destinations, transportation providers offering service to Port terminal facilities, and the Columbia/Snake River System.

Transit Times

(in hours)

Service Providers

Bernert Barge Lines logo®
Bernert Barge Lines
The Dalles, Oregon
E-mail Address

Transportation Services

  • Bulk Commodities (liquid and dry)
  • Containerized Cargo
  • Speciality Cargo
  • Terminal Services
  • Repairs

Shaver Transportation logo®
Shaver Transportation
Portland, Oregon
E-mail Address

Transportation Services

  • Grain and dry bulk Commodities
  • Speciality Cargo

Tidewater logo®
Vancouver, Washington
E-mail Address

Transportation Services

  • Bulk Commodities (liquid and dry)
  • Containerized Cargo
  • Speciality Cargo
  • Terminal Services (5 locations)
  • Repairs and Dry-docking

Did You Know?

One typical 4-barge tow moves cargo that would have otherwise required 140 jumbo hopper rail cars or 538 tractor trailers. Because barges get 576 ton-miles to the gallon, they deliver environmentally responsible, fuel efficient, and affordable transportation with the added bonus of reducing road congestion and protecting the Columbia Gorge Airshed.

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