How farmers and ranchers scramble to adjust to new foreign shipping realties after the loss of the Port of Portland
As the Port of Newport moves step-by-step toward a dramatic increase in international trade using its International Terminal facility off east Bay Road – hopefully providing Willamette Valley farms with better trade connections to the far east – a different kind of drama is playing out in that same industry. Farmers and ranchers in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana are trying to still get their products to foreign markets despite the recent labor/management disaster at the Port of Portland – a port which they were accustomed to using. But no more.
Here’s an example of the foreign trade arena the Port of Newport will be entering as it plans for what it believes will be an economic boon for Newport and Lincoln County once the new International Terminal comes on line and joins other major ports in seagoing international trade. Click here.