Dispute Closes Portland Port
by Associated Press
The Port of Portland's container yard closed for the second day in a row, this time following an argument between security workers and Longshoremen.
Port spokesman Steve Johnson told The Oregonian that the angry words were exchanged Wednesday after Longshoremen started moving traffic cones in a parking lot. The closure came a day after dockworkers stopped working to honor a picket line.
The Terminal 6 container terminal has been the site of repeated turmoil since 2012, as members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union clash with the company hired to operate it.
Hanjin Shipping, Portland's most important container carrier, has threatened to abandon the city because labor-management friction has reduced productivity.
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