As an internationally-renowned marine terminal and home to some of the most efficient grain export facilities on the west coast, the Port of Kalama plays a key role in how Washington wheat feeds the world!
Temco LLC—a grain terminal at the Port of Kalama—stores and handles grains like corn, soybeans and wheat for export from the Pacific Northwest to ports around the world. Today, 50 million tons of cargo travel up and down the Columbia River.
The Port’s location on the Columbia River helps us transport the hot commodity of wheat throughout the world. The Columbia River is the third largest grain export gateway in the world, exporting more than 50% of the nation’s wheat.
At the Port of Kalama, the Temco terminal handles up to 250 million bushels of grain per year and employs 120 local workers loading as much as 2 million bushels of grain every 24 hours.
Together, Port of Kalama companies and facilities employ 1,024 individuals, reported nearly $10 million in marine terminal operating revenues and accounted for nearly 14 million tons of grain exports in 2017.
We’re a part of a robust circle of life and transport for Washington wheat and other grain products. And we could not be more proud of our role.
Ever wonder how Washington wheat feeds the world? Check out its incredible journey here!