Oregon's Only Transpacific Container Service at the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 is Back in Action

As Oregon's largest port, the Port of Portland uses land, sea and air to ship Oregon-made goods across the globe and help bring quality products back to the region. Common exports include hay and animal feed, agricultural commodities, and wood and paper products. Auto parts, furniture, and apparel are frequent imports.

The Port announced that South Korea-based container carrier SM Line made its inaugural vessel call in January 2020 and will regularly assume services. The Port recognizes SM Line's container service furthers existing partnerships, balances the overarching freight system, and integrates economies.

The Port of Portland and state of Oregon share a long history of working together on economic development initiatives. This announcement follows the state's trade mission trip to South Korea, where Governor Brown and Port representatives met with SM Line executives. Thereafter, an award of Strategic Reserve Funds was approved to support the reestablishment of container service, as it creates jobs, builds capacity, and offers public benefit to Oregonians.