Port of Kalama, home to one of the largest grain elevators on the west coast, welcomes the vessel loading soy at Kalama Export LLC for international transport.


The Port of Kalama last week welcomed a maiden voyage from international bulk carrier ship, Eva, which hails from Greece. The crew is loading soy at Kalama Export LLC. Eva is owned by Orvieto Navigation Limited of The Marshall Islands.

Port of Kalama marketing manager Liz Newman presented Captain Karamanos Ioannis with a commemorative plaque from the Port—a traditional gift for first ports of call to offer ships on their Maiden Voyage. The plaque will remain with the ship for its full life at sea.

Kalama Export LLC, one of the most efficient grain elevators on the west coast, is often a first port of call for Maiden Voyages. “The Columbia River is alive with shipping commerce and export trade in which the Port of Kalama also participates,” says Newman. “We are always happy to be the first port of call to welcome these international vessels – it’s always an education to meet such interesting people from diverse parts of the world.”

The Port of Kalama, which is located on the deep-draft Columbia River immediately adjacent to Interstate 5 and the mainline railroad, is home to one of the most efficient grain terminals on the west coast. Two grain terminals and a deep-draft break-bulk terminal are located on the river.

Ship Specifics:

Name: Eva
Type: Bulk Carrier
Flag: Liberia
Built: 2013
Builder: STX Shipbuilding Company Ltd., South Korea
Length: 228.90 meters
Depth: 20.20 meters
Gross Tonage: 44,827

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