The dock and terminal facilities were built in the 1970’s to support the energy requirements of the thriving pulp and paper industry. The industry required a stable supply of diesel fuel to run their plants in the Pacific Northwest. Jobs in forestry and manufacturing depended McCall to supply the energy they required. This became very evident during the oil embargo in the late 1970’s.
Many years later, natural gas became the energy of choice for pulp and paper manufactures and McCall repurposed the tanks and infrastructure to accommodate asphalt products.
Today McCall Terminal Services (MTS) operates the dock as a public facility. This allows 3rd party companies to use the dock to transfer their commodities through the McCall facilities. MTS has developed a tariff which contains the services and fees required for use of the dock and other facilities.
Vessel services include line handling, ship assist services, booming, and fresh water. All services shall be arranged in advance by using McCall Terminal Services Berth Application prior to acceptance of vessel arrival.
Located 7.8 nautical miles from the mouth of the Willamette River on the West side (directly across from the lower tip of Swan Island ship repair dry docks).
- Overall Length 924 ft.
- Max vessel length 760 ft.
- Width – no limit
- Draft levels subject to seasonal changes. Please consult with terminal about the current draft level.
- Dead weight tons – 45,000 long tons approaching dock at a velocity of not more than .4 feet per second normal to the fendering structure and absorbed equally between the fenders. Larger vessels may be accommodated, provided the total energy imposed on the fendering system does not exceed 18,000-foot tons per second. Based on this requirement a vessel of 90,000 long tons would have a limiting velocity of .2 feet per second on approach.
MTS has enough length of floating boom to accommodate the largest vessels. Booming is required for all transfers. Tug refueling excluded.