Port of Portland

Portland Planning Commission Give OK To Propane Terminal

Portland's planning commission has narrowly approved a zoning change for a terminal that would export Canadian propane to Asia.

The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1O95gcP ) reports the change goes to the City Council for final approval. A vote is likely in a few weeks.

At a six-hour meeting Tuesday, the commission at first deadlocked 5-5.Read More »

Port of Portland Building Propane Terminal

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd September NewsPort of Portlandpropane terminal
The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company's propane terminal, importing the fuel by rail from Canada and exporting it by ship to Asia. The port announced the agreement Tuesday with Pembina Pipeline Corp. of Calgary, Alberta. The port said the $500 million terminal could go online in 2018 and handle 37,000 barrels a day of propane.Read More »

Union Working To Resolve Port of Portland Issues

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th December NewsILWUPort of Portland
Though the Longshore union won its battle for disputed work at the Port of Portland, its leaders caution it will take more to retain the port's biggest container carrier. Hanjin Shipping has 78 percent of the port's container business.Read More »

Portland Airport Facing Lawsuit Over Anti-Logging Ad

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th September NewsACLUadvertisingPort of Portland
A conservation group and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued to get an advertisement against federal logging legislation placed at Portland International Airport. The Port of Portland, which manages the airport, turned down the ad as "political." It's aimed at legislation to increase logging on federal forests, particularly the Western Oregon tracts known as the O&C lands, named Read More »

Port Dispute Places Drag on Economic Indicators

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th September NewsOregon economyPort of Portland

The impact of the summer labor dispute at the Port of Portland is showing up in a measure of Oregon's economic growth. But the economist who compiles the index says it's a blip in the numbers.

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity for July fell. That was influenced heavily by a sag in volume at the port when shippers diverted their vessels.Read More »


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