Container Traffic to Resume at Northern Idaho Port
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Officials say container traffic at the Port of Lewiston in northern Idaho will resume after being suspended for nearly six months.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that port officials announced Wednesday that the Northwest Container Services and transport company Tidewater will begin using a new route in December. In April, container traffic came to a halt after shipper Hapag-Lloyd stopped calling on the Port of Portland.
The new route will go by barge to the Port of Morrow in eastern Oregon. Container will then shift to rail to travel to western Washington, which will allow exports to be transferred to ocean-going ships. The port — which is Idaho's only seaport — mostly handles dried peas and lentils.