The Oregon Trade and Logistics Initiative (OTLI), like any good executive initiative, rode the wave of fear and uncertainty last spring as Oregon importers and exporters grappled with the new reality of our only container terminal losing the vast majority of its ocean service. Not two months had passed since Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd pulled their service from the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 had newly seated Governor Kate Brown approved the expense of $35,000 in the initiative
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.