Port Headaches Far From Over
Boshart: “As of 11 o’clock this morning, we already had 9 bookings cancelled by the ship lines in just 3 hours of business this morning. It is so frustrating — it is taking so much work. I understand that the ship lines are trying to clean out cargo in order to get vessels moving —I get it. But it is just wrecking havoc on the small business person and after months of dealing with problems we just feel like we are getting to the end of our rope.”
She does add one bright note, however.
Boshart: “Vessels seem to be moving. We did get some containers on ships this weekend. We were able to finally invoice for those containers being shipped. I’m happy to report to my customers that we have some containers moving. As far as the Port of Portland — which we’ve heard a lot about with Hanjin leaving — we have 45 containers sitting on dock. And that has not sailed yet. It is suppose to leave on Wednesday and if it does sail that would be 20 days on dock at the Port of Portland. So I don’t think anyone can blame Hanjin for leaving that kind of mess.”