August 21 - On the heels of last year's record-setting cargo volumes, the Port of Longview posted a 4 percent year-on-year increase in cargo handled in the first half of 2014, at 3.9 million tonnes.

The port also posted a 17 percent increase in cargo volumes handled in the second quarter of 2014, at 1.6 million tonnes.

Imports of domestic metal products were 24 percent higher in the second quarter than last year, and foreign metal product imports were 43 percent higher for the first half of 2014 than the first six months of 2013.

Last year, the Port of Longview handled a total of 7.4 million tonnes of cargo, which was 18 percent above 2012 cargo volumes.

"With our diverse equipment and skilled workforce, we're able to meet a wide range of needs, whether it's bulk products, breakbulk or heavy-lift cargoes," said Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, the port's ceo.