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Hermiston workshop to address shipping issues

Business Oregon will be in Hermiston July 29 to discuss challenges in freight transportation.

Published on July 24, 2015 11:14AM

Last changed on July 25, 2015 11:30AM

HERMISTON — Registration is still open for a trade workshop sponsored by Business Oregon headed to Hermiston next week.

The workshop will run July 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hermiston Conference Center. It will be geared toward helping businesses find cost-effective ways to continue to reach international customers after container service companies Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd pulled out Port of Portland Terminal 6.

As part of the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to give input on putting together a list of recommendations for the 2016 Legislature to address freight transportation problems in the state.

The Hermiston workshop is one of six planned around the state as part of an initiative announced in April by Governor Kate Brown to invest $300,000 in helping small businesses export goods to other countries.

It is co-sponsored by Business Oregon, Port of Portland, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Agriculture.

For more information, or to register, visit www.oregontradesolutions.com.


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