Home Archives March 2007 Tide begins to rise for Port of Portland

Tide begins to rise for Port of Portland

| Print |  Email
Thursday, March 01, 2007

0307Indicators1.gif

The Port of Portland estimates that its marine activities affect more than 154,000 jobs and generate $921 million in regional business revenues each year.  It is the leading auto port on the West Coast, and in 2006 handled a record 463,557 units, a 31% increase in volume over 2005. Container traffic jumped artificially in 2003-2004 due to a large export of empty containers after the Longshoreman’s strike of 2002, but in 2006 there was a genuine increase in this valuable traffic — 38% for imported and 31% for exported containers — and a 16% jump in the number of vessels calling. Nevertheless, Portland remains a small fry compared to Southern California and Seattle-Tacoma-area ports, and declined 43% in container traffic between 2000 and 2005, as other Western ports swelled.


0307Indicators2.gif
















0307Indicators3.gif





















SOURCES: Port of Portland, U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.



Have an opinion? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

Shuffling the Deck

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JON BELL

Oregon tribes still bet on casinos.


Read more...

Two Sides of the Coin

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


Read more...

The Rail Baron

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.


Read more...

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...

OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


Read more...

The clean fuels opportunity

News
Monday, November 10, 2014
111014-dirtyfuel-thumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


Read more...

The Diaspora

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

Former newspaper reporters move into brand journalism.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS