Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, pictured here in April of 2013, lost 95 percent of its container business in April 2015.

Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, pictured here in April of 2013, lost 95 percent of its container business in April 2015.

Port of Portland

All major container shipping companies have left the Port of Portland. That means almost all local imports and exports now must go through other ports, such as those in Tacoma and Seattle. That adds shipping costs for businesses. State agencies are hosting workshops to brainstorm new ways to keep trade alive in Oregon.

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