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Posted on 12th October 2017 at 09:06

A special meeting of the Port of Longview Commission is being set up for 10 am on Friday, where they plan to review a tentative lease agreement covering Berths 1 and 2. At yesterday’s Commission meeting, it was disclosed that a company called International Raw Materials is interested in leasing the berths, using them to move bulk materials like fertilizer, potash and similar items. The Port has been actively marketing the two berths since last spring, repackaging the docks as “Bridgeview Terminal.” Three companies submitted lease proposals, and the package from IRM was chosen. At Friday’s meeting, the Commission plans to review the lease agreement, the wharfage agreement and the dockage agreement; they could take action on the agreements as presented, or they could ask for some changes before taking action. If the lease agreement is accepted, it would mark a return to the Port of Longview for IRM; they moved materials at the Port of Longview between 1981 and 2001, before selling those rights to Kinder Morgan.