River, Road, Rail & Runway Connections

  1. Columbia River
  2. Interstates
  3. Mainline Rail
  4. Airport(s)
Aerial View of the Columbia River


Just 66 miles from the Pacific Ocean on the deep-draft Columbia River, the Port of Longview is the first full-service operating port with major transportation connections. Transit time from the Columbia River Lightship to the Port of Longview averages 6 hours.

The Columbia River is a strategic trade corridor for the nation and is the region's link to world markets. It is the second-largest grain exporting river channel in the world and the exit point for cargo originating from more than 40 states.

The Columbia River is maintained at a depth of 43 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Today, newer and larger vessels traveling the shipping channel with a full cargo load require a deeper draft.