March 16, 2006
Boats and Trains
Finally, some good news on the freight front.
Yesterday's Oregonian reports that the Port of Portland has a new container shipper.
Zim Integrated Shipping, out of Israel, will shift its Northwest port of call from Seattle to Portland. While 70% of the cargo they expect to bring in will be destined for our local market, 30% will head inland via rail.
Let's hear it for Portland as a gateway city for goods from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Israel and Sri Lanka!
March 16, 2006 10:23 PM
Ray Whitford Says:
Its very good news! I don't know if Portland has ever had a shipping line on this route.
I was really happy to hear the news.
March 21, 2006 3:25 PM
Kind of the opposite of the Dubai port holding company in terms of the political ladder? Course these are purely business deals, but still a bit ironic...