Hapag-Lloyd follows Hanjin, pulls out of Port of Portland


(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has given official notice and will no longer stop at the Port of Portland, The Oregonian reported. The announcement comes about a month after Hanjin Shipping Co. stopped calling at the port. Years of labor slowdowns at the docks has made Portland a hard sell, the newspaper said, on top of the inland port's challenge of only being able to accommodate ships that can fit through the Columbia River channel.

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By Professional Mariner Staff