Container Traffic Halted at Idaho Port
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Officials at the Port of Lewiston in northern Idaho say container traffic is on hold indefinitely.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that shipper Hapag-Lloyd confirmed Tuesday that the company is no longer calling on the Port of Portland and will use other locations. Hapag-Lloyd represented about 20 percent of Portland's container business, but more than 90 percent of the Port of Lewiston's, upriver in Idaho.
Lewiston Port Manager David Doeringsfeld says the port is not shipping any containers on water. He says port commissioners are trying to come up with a new strategy. Doeringsfeld says container business represented about 15 percent of the tonnage shipped from the port.