Longview Export Grain Terminal
EGT has invested more than $200 million building a state-of-the-art export grain terminal in Longview, Washington—the first to be constructed in the U.S. in 25 years. The groundbreaking design and cutting-edge technology of EGT's Longview terminal sets a new standard for grain exports in North America, with its higher speed, greater flexibility, and superior efficiencies. As demand for American grain grows, EGT's presence will offer more American farmers greater access to global markets, creating jobs and boosting economic growth not only in Longview and Cowlitz County, but also throughout the Western United States.
EGT’s export facility is located in Longview, Washington and handles corn, wheat, soybeans, soybean meal, and DDGs. The elevator has provisions for both barge and rail intake with the ability to accommodate six 110-car shuttle trains at any given time without decoupling the locomotives. State-of-the-art equipment such as two-layer wheat cleaners, robotic shuttle car gate openers, and specially-designed storage bins to promote product flow for soybean meal and DDGs contributes to heightened efficiency. The automated weight system is the first of its kind in the state of Washington; the telescoping spouts allow loading without shifting vessels; and the facility is located on the Columbia River, which has recently been dredged to 43 feet to accommodate panamax vessels. EGT’s commitment to environmental friendliness is emphasized by the facility’s cutting-edge design: the air conveyor belt systems reduce air pollution, and the telescoping spouts push the limits of grain loading cleanliness.
To feed the Longview elevator, several shuttle loaders are being built in the Pacific Northwest draw region including Tunis, Chester and Kintyre Flats, Montana.
- Handles wheat, corn, soybeans, soybean meal, and DDGS through both barge and rail.
- Able to unload 120,000 bushels of grain per hour, unloading a 110-car train in less than 5 hours.
- Best-in-class technologies, like telescoping spouts and air conveyor belt system, save energy and the environment.
Driving economic growth
- More than doubles the number of vessels calling on the Port of Longview.
- Will generate $5 to $8 million in annual revenue for the port through its lease and other payments, easing the tax burden on area residents.
- Offers American farmers greater access to global markets, including: Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam in Asia; Guatemala, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and Colombia in Latin America.
Enriching the community
- Upon completion of construction, EGT will have paid, $10 to $11 million in Washington State sales taxes for the purchase of equipment and materials.
- Provides approximately $2 million in property taxes annually, benefitting the Longview School District, Cowlitz Road District and the County General Fund, as well as the State of Washington and the local diking district.
- Employees and contractors have actively supported local charities and volunteer programs, like the Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP), as well as the Kelso and Longview school districts.
Our export destinations include but are not limited to: Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam in Asia; Guatemala, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and Colombia in Latin America.