Located on the Columbia River, the Port of Umatilla is “Oregon’s Inland Port.” The Port is situated in the center of the Pacific Northwest and serves as an excellent gateway for distribution to Western U.S., the Upper Midwest and East, as well as allowing efficient connections throughout the world. The Port’s 3,200 square mile jurisdiction encompasses 12 municipalities. Two Interstate highways, a major railroad switch yard, and a new modern full-service Columbia River maritime facility equipped to handle containers, grain, petroleum, and project cargo serve the intermodal transportation needs of the Port’s shippers.

At a glance

  • Container Terminals
    • The Port of Umatilla Container Barge Terminal is designed to serve ocean carriers, this facility has the capacity to store 600 containers, and it has space with continuous temperature monitoring for 144 refrigerator containers. The terminal also offers container maintenance and repair services and custom loading/unloading of non-container cargoes; is equipped with one 45-ton gantry crane and two 35-ton lift truck/container handlers.
    • The Port of Umatilla Commercial Dock ships and receives containerized general cargo and heavy-lift items. At the rear of the dock is an open storage area with capacity for 200 containers, and there are 80 positions for refrigerated containers. Berthing length is 243.8 meters (800 feet) with alongside depth of 6.1 meters (20 feet).
  • Bulk and Breakbulk 
    • McNary Elevator Dock —  A 10-car surface rail track connects the dock to the Union Pacific Railroad. At the rear of this Port of Umatilla dock is a grain elevator with capacity for three million bushels of grain. The McNary Elevator Dock in the Port of Umatilla has berthing distance of 152.4 meters (500 feet) with alongside depth of 5.8 meters (19 feet).
  • Fuel/Liquid
    • Tidewater Terminal Company owns and operates the Port of Umatilla Dock to ship and receive petroleum products and liquid fertilizer and to fuel vessels. Two pipelines connect the wharf to 14 storage tanks with total capacity for 140 thousand barrels of petroleum products and to one tank owned by the Union Pacific Railroad with capacity for 42 thousand barrels. A third pipeline extends to five storage tanks with total capacity for about 95 thousand US barrels of liquid fertilizer. The pier also has a fueling pipeline. The Port of Umatilla Dock has berthing distance of 91.4 meters (300 feet) with alongside depth of 5.8 meters (19 feet).


PO Box 879
Umatilla, OR  97882 USA

Telephone: 541-922-3224

Key staff:
Kim B. Puzey, General Manager – kimpuzey@uci.net