Maritime Commerce Club December Breakfast Meeting
Friday, December 13 from 7 to 9 a.m.
The Governor Hotel, Billiards Room, 614 SW 11th Ave
$25 MCC members, $35 non-members
On October 18, Hanjin Shipping announced that it would withdraw its weekly, direct call service from Portland in January 2014. At a special breakfast event at the Governor Hotel, a panel of local industry representatives will talk about the causes that led to the decision, how it will impact shippers in the region, and what can be done about it.
Hanjin’s recent announcement to stop bringing container vessels to Portland has large implications for the local maritime community, as well as importers and exporters across the state. Hanjin has been a valued carrier in the Portland market since 1993; it is responsible for 78% of the container traffic at Terminal 6.
Panelists including several organizations, associations and the Port of Portland will speak about how this situation will impact them, and what their plans are moving forward. This event is open to the public, but there is a cost to attend, and advance registration is required.