After a monthlong hiatus, the first Hanjin Shipping vessel will return to the Port of Portland this weekend.
Hanjin said at the time that it wouldn't return until a dispute over two jobs plugging, unplugging and monitoring refrigerated cargo containers, called reefers, was resolved.
The dispute is far from over. Both sides are awaiting the result of a hearing to decide whether the reefer jobs go to members of the longshore union or the electricians union.
"The arrival of the Mundra will certainly assist the process of restoring confidence for all industry stakeholders," Sam Ruda, the Port's chief commercial officer, said in a statement. "We are very pleased to welcome Hanjin's container service back to Portland."
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