Barge Slip &
Port of Benton has barge, rail and trucking access for companies to transport products.
The Port’s barge complex is in Richland, Washington, at Columbia River Mile 343.
The barge complex is connected via the Columbia River to the ports of Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, and Longview, Washington, and to intercoastal barge traffic via the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
The slip and high dock are leased and controlled by the U.S. Navy, with industrial access allowed with authorization. The Navy primarily uses the facilities to offload decommissioned nuclear materials for long‐term disposal at the Hanford Site.
The barge slip is not a fully developed terminal facility. The Port may consider lease agreements (at the Commission’s discretion) with companies for transportation and tourism uses of the low dock.
Columbia River Lock System & Barge Information
Port of Benton