THE VANPORT MISSION

We are dedicated to the success of our clients by being the very best topside ship repair, fabrication, and industrial contractor anytime, anywhere. As a solutions-based provider, we deliver projects and products safely, on-time, and within budget for our clients.

Our mission is to exceed expectations, build lasting and meaningful relationships, share our enthusiasm for our chosen profession through an enjoyable interactive experience, and improve the lives of our customers, employees, and those in our communities by a commitment to craftsmanship, integrity, and respect for all.

SERVICES

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Topside Repair

Vanport offers complete topside and voyage repairs for ocean-going vessels, tugs and barges. Ready and mobile 24 hours a day, our dedicated and experienced crews stand ready to meet the repair needs of your vessel, dockside or underway. With our collective depth of experience in ship repair, we are able to tackle the most demanding types of repair.

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Fabrication

Within a 14,000-sf facility, Vanport’s skilled craftsmen fabricate structures, misc. metals, stairways, tanks, and specialty items. Working with carbon and stainless steel, aluminum, and specialty alloys, our highly-skilled and certified journeymen process, fit, weld, and machine top-quality fabrications to your exacting specifications. We service the commercial, industrial, maritime and hydroelectric markets throughout the Pacific Northwest and West Coast.

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Industrial Services

A core Vanport strength is the ability to mobilize resources quickly and efficiently and to deploy them in the field. We reliably provide our industrial clients with a wide variety of services including field erection, welding, millwright services, and pipefitting. Available 24/7 and able to support critical shutdowns, our team of trained and highly-skilled craftsmen apply their knowledge and experience on your project, large or small.

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SKILL AND EXPERIENCE MATTER

 

When it comes to your project, skill and experience matter. That is why we maintain a core workforce through market fluctuations; retaining talented craftsmen is integral to the success of our business and yours. Many of our key leaders, in the field and in the office, have been with us from the beginning. Our reputation for quality work, reliability, and responsiveness is built on the bedrock a team of trained and seasoned professionals.

SAFE

Safety is built in to the fabric of our culture. We are uncompromising in our commitment to safe practices and an incident-free workplace for our employees, customers and partners. From the top down, Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

CUSTOMER FOCUSED

Helping you succeed is our highest priority. We are in partnership with you during the lifecycle of each project, supporting your success by providing exceptional customer service every step of the way.

ON TIME

You have commitments so we meet ours. Your schedule is our priority. Before we start a project, we assess the work items in detail, solve for conflicts, and develop an honest schedule that can be met and relied upon.

RESPONSIVE

Anywhere, anytime we will be there to make it happen. Right now, is our best time of day.

ON BUDGET

Everyone has to answer to someone and we answer to you. We help you meet your commitments by meeting your budget.

SKILLED WORKFORCE

Our team of dedicated and trained craftsmen take pride in their trade and delivering a quality product you can rely upon for the long term.

RECENT PROJECTS

Piping Mods and Meter Install

When a supplier of marine fuels needed piping modifications and upgrades on a barge, they turned to Vanport Marine & Industrial.

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Pedestrian Bridge Install

As part of a multi-year facilities upgrade, an industrial facility went out to bid for the replacement of an outdated and damaged pedestrian bridge positioned on caissons in the Willamette River in Portland’s Rivergate Industrial District.

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MSRC MSD Tank Installation

Installation of an MSD (marine sanitation device) tank on spill response barge in Astoria, OR 2018 for the Marine Spill Response Corporation.

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Bulk Carrier Salvage

Vanport was contracted by Donjon-SMIT to support and participate in the salvage of a 624-ft. bulk carrier that ran aground in the Columbia River.

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Shaver Transportation House Structure

Shaver Transportation selected Vanport to fabricate and install the Level 4 section of the pilot house on the tug Lincoln.

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NOAA Fairweather

We performed the dockside repairs on this vessel the previous season and left a lasting impression on the NOAA team with our dedication to safety, quality, budget and schedule.

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Ballard Marine: Pollution Dome

Vanport fabricated two emergency underwater pollution domes for Ballard Marine Construction.

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Pacific Tracker: Mission Diesel Exhausts

Vanport was selected to fabricate and install both the port and starboard, 14-inch diameter exhaust stacks for the mission diesel generator aboard the Pacific Tracker.

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NOAA Oscar Dyson

This was our first opportunity to work on the Oscar Dyson since we started performing repairs on NOAA vessels in 2012.

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Oscar Dyson Boom Crane Repair

The crew of the ship the Oscar Dyson, a NOAA vessel, reported that the starboard telescoping boom crane was experiencing problems.

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CERTIFICATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS