After more than 18 months of lying dormant the Port of Portland’s container facility, Terminal 6, has found a customer. Swire Shipping will start calling at the port from January
The port had seen its container clientele disappear in the wake of a lengthy dispute with dockworkers.
Swire Shipping will begin offering a mix of general, non-containerized cargo and container service starting in January 2018. The ship call at Terminal 6 is likely to be monthly and includes export shipments of Western Star trucks to Australia, export containers to Australia / New Zealand, and import containers from Asia. The trucks are manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America at their Swan Island plant in Portland.
“This is a critical first step toward restarting container service at Terminal 6 and will aid in efforts to attract an additional service in the future,” the office of Oregon’s governor stated in a release.