Adam Smith wrote in his 1776 publication entitled -“Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”,
“As by means of water-carriage a more extensive market is opened to every sort of industry than what land-carriage alone can afford it, so it is upon the sea-coast, and along the banks of navigable rivers, that industry of every kind naturally begins to sub-divide and improve itself, and it is frequently not till a long time after that those improvements extend
The Oregon Trade and Logistics Initiative Engages State Agencies and Oregon Businesses to Facilitate Trade Solution. The last several months can be marked by such impactful events as the ILWU and PMA contract negotiations and Hanjin and Hapag Lloyd leaving Portland. The logistical challenges and their associated costs have not been lost on Allports. Our import and export teams have been by your side every step of the way, sharing in the struggles and finding solutions.