The Last Two Imperial Oil Megaloads Set to Leave the Port of Lewiston Tuesday


Two Imperial Oil megaloads are expected to leave Tuesday from the Port of Lewiston.

The modules are the last two left at Idaho’s only seaport, according to an email from David Doeringsfeld, manager of the Port of Lewiston.

Two cranes used in handling the extra big shipments at the Port of Lewiston were dismantled last week, Doeringsfeld said in the email.

This could mean that Lewiston will no longer play a role in getting Korean-made components to an Imperial Oil processing plant at the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada.

But that’s not entirely clear. Imperial Oil hasn’t confirmed it only has two megaloads left in Lewiston or disclosed what plans, if any, it has for Lewiston in the future.

As always, the Tribune will stay on the story. A photographer will join me at the Port of Lewiston Tuesday to watch the Imperial Oil megaloads depart.

I’ll continue to ask the Idaho Transportation Department and Port of Lewiston officials about any plans that may surface for other megaloads.

(By Elaine Williams, The Lewiston Tribune)

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