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The Exchange Newsletter

February-March 2018



The Exchange Daily News Bulletin.

Convenient daily round-up of regional and local maritime news. Once per day, delivered straight to your inbox.

Download the 2017 Lower Columbia Region Harbor Safety Plan here.



Vessel Tracking


The Merchants Exchange has been monitoring and reporting vessel activity since 1879. Today, this remains one of our most important services.

Membership in the Exchange provides access to real-time port activity and berth intelligence. Enabling informed decision making on the management of your vessel during a port call in the Columbia River.


As a member you have access to this information 24/7 in a variety of ways:

Call us:

Basic Plus level membership can call any time, day or night, to receive vessel information.


Web reports:

Reporting level membership can check the status and location of vessels using our online reports


AIS Web viewer:

All members of the Merchants Exchange of Portland receive 1 license to view AIS targets in your web browser