Portland Welcomes First
by Sam Chambers
Portland: The Port of Portland rolled out the red carpet yesterday for a very special arrival -- a containership, something not seen on these shores since early April.
ICTSI Oregon, which operates the container terminal at the Port of Portland and is a subsidiary of Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal Services (Inc), welcomed a ship from Westwood Shipping.
Earlier this year the US west coast port lost 95% of its box business when Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and South Korea's Hanjin Shipping pulled out due to a protracted labour dispute at the port.
Only Westwood is left at the container terminal, a small operator with just a handful of services.
The port sits on the confluence of two major rivers the Columbia and the Willamette.
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