Oregon Statutes - Chapter 777 - Ports Generally - Section 777.195 - Port may engage in certain water commerce-related activities.

A port may, for hire:

(1) Acquire, charter, own, lease, rent, dispose of, maintain and operate towboats, barges and other watercraft for the transportation of all kinds of merchandise, freight and commercial or recreational passengers, and engage generally in maritime trade and commerce, within or without the boundaries of this state.

(2) Own, acquire, construct, operate and maintain railroad terminal grounds and yards; and construct, operate and maintain such line or lines of railroad, with necessary sidetrack, turnouts, switches and connection and arrangements with other common carriers, as may facilitate water commerce between common carriers and points within the port; and carry and transport freight and passengers and move passenger trains over the lines.

(3) Acquire, own, lease, rent, operate, maintain and dispose of unit trains and related facilities for the transportation of bulk commodities to facilities within the port from locations within or without the port. [1971 c.728 §22 (enacted in lieu of 777.130); 1979 c.109 §1; 1981 c.879 §2; 2001 c.883 §39f]

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