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PORT TALK PORT OF LONGVIEW NEWSLETTER EGT exports millions of metric tons of grains every year - ranging from wheat to corn to soybeans. LINKING AMERICAN FARMERS TO THE PACIFIC RIM The Port of Longview is home to EGT, the state of the art export grain terminal that came on-line in 2012. With the capacity to handle more than 8 million metric tons annually, EGT is the most efficient grain terminal in the United States and plays a key role linking farmers to families around the Pacific Rim. EGT is located at berth 9 at the Port of Longview. product exported by EGT. Originating in the Midwest, it is regularly exported to Asian countries. Think of it this way, grain is grown in fields across the Midwest. Once autumn rolls around, the grain is harvested and loaded onto barges and trains bound for EGT. From there, the corn is stored in silos before being transferred by conveyors onto vessels bound for countries all around the Pacific Rim. When the vessel arrives at its destination, the grain is offloaded and eventually finds its way to families who can then use the grain as food or livestock feed. Corn: Several different grades of this important crop are exported to Asian countries and used for both livestock feed and human consumption. EGT and the Port of Longview play a crucial role in exporting grain to the Pacific Rim. Grains such as soybeans, corn and wheat are constantly exported through EGT to major trading 5 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AT THE PORT Soybeans: This commodity is a popular agricultural Wheat: Like soybeans and corn, wheat (in its many different Terminal to Australia, Japan and China. CORN Soda Ash: Soda ash is a component in fertilizer, and is also used in manufacturing soap, detergents and glass. This cargo is frequently exported to countries around the Pacific Rim. CORN While EGT primarily exports corn for animal feed, today we’re imagining that they export cans of corn for a grocery shelf. Last year, the Export Grain Terminal exported approximately 2.4 million metric tons of corn. After some conversions, that is the equivalent to 5.7 BILLION cans of corn. CORN DID YOU KNOW... • …EGT is able to unload 120,000 bushels (1 bushel = 149 cups) of grain per hour, unloading a 110-car train in less than 5 hours? • …EGT moved more than 6 million metric tons of cargo in 2016? That is the most cargo the facility has moved since coming on-line in 2011. CORN It’s hard to imagine one billion cans, let alone five billion, but this just shows the massive amounts of cargo moving across EGT’s docks every year. Including corn, wheat and soybean exports, EGT moved more than 6 million metric tons of cargo in 2016! CORN COMMISSIONERS COMMISSION MEETINGS Jeff Wilson / District 1 Doug Averett / District 2 Bob Bagaason / District 3 Regular meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am and are open to the public. Meeting times are subject to change. For more information, visit Norm Krehbiel PORTOFLONGVIEW.COM CORN Now that’s a lot of grain! CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 17_11 The perfect combination of the Columbia River’s connectivity to the world, the Port of Longview’s location on the River and a state of the art grain export facility, makes great impacts linking farmers to families. We are thankful for our location, transportation connections and relationship with EGT, which makes the Port of Longview a hub for grain exports around the world. Picture this - you walk into a store and see rows and rows of standard, 15 oz cans of corn. You look to your left and then to your right and realize it is more cans of corn than you could possibly fathom. Potash: This fertilizer is exported from the new Bridgeview ...EGT was the first grain terminal built in the United States since 1983? The Port of Longview spent three years laying the groundwork for the new facility. There are seven grain export terminals located on the Columbia River that annually export 26.5 million metric tons of grain combined. This makes the River the third largest grain export corridor in the world, behind the Mississippi River and the Parana River in South America. Each year, grain exports on the Columbia River increase, connecting more and more farmers to the rest of the world. CONVERTING CARGO TO CANS varieties and grades) is regularly brought in from Washington, Montana and the Dakotas and exported through EGT. • partners and is essential in maintaining connections with top trading partners - like China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PORT Is there information you would like to see in Port Talk, or do you have questions related to a story that was featured? Please email, or call 360.425.3305 T. 360-425-3305 F. 360-425-8650 10 PORT WAY LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON 98632

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