Terminal operator in negotiations with four shipping firms to restore missed service options.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The Port of Portland container terminal operator is in negotiations with four shipping firms to restore missed service options.
Labor strife between ICTSI Oregon Inc., and the longshoreman union drove away Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd – previously the port’s largest customers.
Elvis Ganda, ICTSI’s CEO said this morning he’s meeting next week with one company whose “interest is positive,” despite the simmering union issues. He said he is working closely with the port’s leadership to boost business at the port.
In reality, there are only 10, maybe fewer, companies that would realistically make calls to Portland, according to Barry Horowitz, principal of CMS Consulting Services LLC, and a former port executive. Horowitz added it’s tough to ascertain which exact companies might be on ICTSI’s list.
(READ MORE: Portland Business Journal)