Shippers aided by new rail service
A new rail service for moving containerised freight at the port of Portland’s terminal 6 has just been established by BNSF and the Oregon (USA)-based port. The new shuttle offers enables shippers to move their products on a rail shuttle to the Puget Sound ports.
The US class I railroad BNSF moves containers between Portland and Seattle/Tacoma were they can be loaded onto ocean carriers. The shuttle operates five days per week and complements the port’s monthly containership call.
The port of Portland also announced that Swire Shipping will begin a monthly container call at terminal 6 this month, offering regional shippers a new opportunity to move their goods overseas. (ben)