Portland celebrates return of regular calls with SM Line

Portland celebrates return of regular calls with SM Line

The US west coast port of Portland is set to welcome a weekly container service for the first time in nearly five years.

South Korea’s SM Line will launch a service in January connecting Portland to China and South Korea.

The last time Portland had a regular liner call was back in 2015 with another Korean, Hanjin Shipping. Hanjin quit as tensions between the local workforce and the then operator, ICTSI, escalated. ICTSI has since quit the port.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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