Although there are ten other Portland shipping terminals that remain quite busy handling cargo for overseas as well as domestic ports in the U.S., Terminal 6 has run out of shippers. A shipping service serving European ports has now backed out due to what was termed bad labor conditions with the longshoreman’s union. The union blamed the go-between shipping broker for the mess – the broker blamed the union.
Either way it’s made Terminal 6 a very quiet spot on the Portland waterfront, this latest development coming right after the biggest shipping line bailed out for the same stated reason. And that’s a bad sound for Oregon’s agri-business that now must scramble to get their products overseas.
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