Port of Portland may lose Hapag-Lloyd

German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has not announced it is ending Portland service

This June 29, 2012, photo shows containers sitting at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This June 29, 2012, photo shows containers sitting at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Port of Portland has already lost its most important container carrier, and now it might be without its other major player.

Elvis Ganda is the CEO of port operator ICTSI Oregon. He tells The Oregonian newspaper that although German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has not announced it is ending Portland service, its vessel schedule does not show any visits to the Rose City.

Losing Hapag-Lloyd would be another big blow to the Port of Portland. Hanjin Shipping left in February, taking nearly 80% of the port’s container business with it.

The move came after years of strife at Terminal 6, with management accusing dockworkers of engaging in slowdown tactics and workers describing ICTSI’s labor-management model as authoritarian.

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