The Port of Portland succeeds in bringing container ships back 


Port of Portland cranes   It's been a dry year or so for the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 (T6).  
   Container ships stopped port of call there back in May of last year, but that's about to change.
   The Port of Portland, Governor Kate Brown, and Business Oregon announced this week that Swire Shipping will begin container service at T6 starting in January on what is expected to be about a monthly basis.
   "The Port is focused on giving our local shippers a variety of options to move their goods efficiently," said Curtis Robinhold, Port of Portland executive director. "Most importantly, this signals that T-6 is open for business. We very much appreciate the growing partnership we have with Swire."  
   Swire Shipping is owned as part of the Swire Group, which also owns Cathay Pacific and Swire Coca-Cola, USA.
  Cathay Pacific is an air freight carrier that started offering service a year ago between Portland International Airport (PDX) and Asian markets.