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Surging Portland auto traffic unaffected by container woes

From the Journal of Commerce:

During the first half of this year, Portland handled 162,504 vehicles, a 19.9 percent increase from a year earlier. The growth came atop an 11 percent rise in 2016 to 291,242 units that made Portland the seventh-busiest US auto port.

The increased vehicle traffic attracted relatively little notice amid the […]

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Portland auto exports drive ConnectOregon grant

The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded a ConnectOregon grant of $2.6 million to the Port of Portland along with tenant Auto Warehousing Co. to fund part of a $7 million expansion of auto handling facilities in the Rivergate Industrial District near Terminal 6. Plans call for AWC to develop a new 18.9-acre storage and […]

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Oregon port to begin exporting Ford vehicles to China

The Port of Portland is the second-largest auto import gateway on the U.S. West Coast.

Following inspections by Chinese government auditors, Auto Warehousing Co.’s (AWC) facility at the Port of Portland, Ore., recently received approval to begin processing export shipments of Ford Motor Co. vehicles to China.

AWC expects the volume of export Ford vehicles […]

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