Wind turbine parts land at Port of Portland

The breakbulk cargo is arriving from Korea in three ship calls to Terminal 6.

Wind turbine parts land at Port of Portland

The breakbulk cargo is arriving from Korea in three ship calls to Terminal 6.

Wind turbine parts land at Port of Portland

The breakbulk cargo is arriving from Korea in three ship calls to Terminal 6.

 
   Vestas is partnering with the Port of Portland to move wind turbine tower sections through Terminal 6.
   The sections for about 50 towers will be used on a windmill project in eastern Oregon.
    It’s the first time in 10 years wind turbine parts, also referred to as breakbulk cargo, have been handled at Terminal 6. Portland-based Omega Morgan, which specializes in moving complex, heavy equipment, is the logistics partner handling the shipment.   
“We are focused on moving more breakbulk through Terminal 6 as we continue to serve shippers at our multiuse terminal,” said Keith Leavitt, Port of Portland chief commercial officer. “The local partnerships needed to complete this work complement a project that will bring renewable energy to the state.”
   

   The shipments are arriving from Korea in three separate ship calls to the terminal. The first shipment arrived last Thursday. Due to its large size, the cargo will be moved by truck during evening hours to its destination to minimize traffic impacts on the highway.

Any use of slow steaming should be done on a voluntary basis through the marketplace between the business interests involved. Without a recognition of the complete supply chain, mandated speed restrictions for all vessels at sea will be counterproductive.

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. posted revenues of NTD 35.08 billion (U.S. $1.14 billion) for Q1 2019, up 13% year-over-year, while fellow Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine Corp. posted revenues of NTD 45.70 billion for Q1 2019, up 24% year-over-year.

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