Hanjin Withdraws & Quarantine's Lifted
The largest shipper to the Port of Portland has pulled out. Hanjin Shipping Co. has officially withdrawn from the port after the lack of movement on the ports issues and the slow movement of freight caused massive problems for Hanjin as well as many others. Hanjin told the Port that the expected last day of service is March 9. Hanjin ships account for 78 percent of the business at Terminal 6 which included Oregon ag exports and imports of merchandise and materials for companies like Nike and Columbia Sportwear. The pullout would mean a big hit for the port since 657 jobs are supported by the business brought by Hanjin and well as some $83 million that business generated
A couple of quarantines have been lifted regarding birds and avian influenza. Idaho has lifted the quarantine zone in Canyon County, covering an area of approximately six miles around a site near Parma, Idaho where avian influenza was confirmed in a backyard flock of chickens. Meanwhile Washington State has lifted a quarantine that had been in place in a portion of Clallam County since Jan. 21 after an emergency rule was adopted to enact the quarantine and restrict the movement of eggs, poultry or poultry products in the zone. Poultry producers may now move poultry and poultry products without restrictions.
That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.