PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 8, 2015 (Local News) -After the second major shipping line stopped serving the Port of Portland in April, farmers and paper companies upriver in Lewiston, Idaho, lost their best connection to global trade.
Now, that service is coming back -- kind of. A container barge set off Thursday from Lewiston for the first time in eight months, carrying containers of agricultural and paper products to the Port of Morrow in Boardman, where it will be put on a rail shuttle that takes the containers to Portland.
From there, the boxes will either be loaded onto a Westwood ship that calls once a month at the Port of Portland, or taken to Seattle or Tacoma to ship from there.
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