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Hanjin to stay in Portland

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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Seoul-based shipping line will continue its weekly transpacific vessel call to the Port of Portland.

“Hanjin has been a valued customer of the Port for 20 years, and they have an important shipping franchise in this market.” said Sam Ruda, chief commercial officer for the Port of Portland. “We will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that the case remains for Hanjin and all carriers to keep cargo moving through Portland’s Terminal 6.”

Hanjin is the largest container carrier calling Portland’s Terminal 6. The service represents nearly 80 percent of container throughput at the terminal, averaging about 1,600 containers per week. Hanjin has shipping contracts with many of the area’s largest shippers, and also provides significant vessel capacity servicing Oregon and regional agricultural shippers. The Hanjin service supports an estimated 657 direct jobs and $33 million in personal wages annually.

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