Transportation and trade

Transportation and trade
Japan seeks alternatives to Oregon wheat
Must Reads
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Japan is looking to buy alternatives to Oregon wheat as the Japanese government extended the suspension of purchases from the state for a sixth week.

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How to save your life in a plane crash
From the Wires
Monday, July 08, 2013

CNN: In recent years, aircraft manufacturers have focused not only on accident avoidance, but also on helping passengers survive the impact and post-crash evacuation.

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West Coast port traffic by the numbers
July/August 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013

0713 FOB BTN 01The Port of Portland just can’t catch a break. If it’s not a dispute between unions or a grain-terminal lockout, then it’s an ugly kernel of genetically modified wheat prompting countries to halt all exports. In 2012 Portland was the 11th largest container port on the West Coast and one of only three, with Seattle, where traffic fell. And year-to-date through April, every unit and tonnage is down double digits — containers, grain, autos, break bulk — except one. Mineral bulk grew 20%.

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Oregonians buying more cars
Must Reads
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Oregonians are outpacing the recent national surge of buying new cars and trucks by two percent.

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Daimler Trucks workers strike
Must Reads
Monday, July 01, 2013

Union workers at Daimler Trucks North America's Swan Island plant are on strike.

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