The winds of change are blowing through Terminal 6
Oregon is known for renewable energy, and now the Port of Portland has a new load to add to it.
The Port is partnering with Vestas to move sections of wind turbine towers through Terminal 6.
About 50 towers will arrive this quarter from Korea and are destined for a windmill project in Eastern Oregon.
It's the first time Terminal 6 has handled wind turbine components, also known as "breakbulk" cargo in the shipping world.
"We're focused on moving more breakbulk through Terminal 6 as we continue to serve shippers at our multi-use terminal," said Keith Leavitt, the Port's chief commercial officer. "The local partnerships needed to complete this work complement a project that will bring renewable energy to the state."
After this cargo is offloaded, it travels during the evening hours by truck to its final destination.