Portland’s weekend port closure may have been the last straw for Hanjin Shipping. Yesterday, in an official email, they dropped the Port of Portland as a distribution point. They didn’t cite specific reasons, but the two year ICTSI and local longshore worker dispute has been a point of contention in the past. This will be a huge economic hit to the region. The business supported over 500 jobs and produced $83 million for Oregon’s economy annually. Hanjin will continue to service Portland by air, truck and rail.
Molly Harbarger, The Oregonian/OregonLive. “Hanjin Shipping officially leaves Port of Portland, taking vast majority of port’s business with it” www.oregonlive.com 2/10/2015. http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/02/hanjin_officially_leaves_port.html (2/11/2015).