June 1, 2010
Flying the Good Flight: Part 10
May 27, 2010
A delegation from the Port of Portland visited the Port of Tianjin in Northern China today. We are working with them to develop an executive exchange program. The Port of Tianjin is on reclaimed land (that’s what the Dutch call it…we would just say landfill) and it is enormous. 300 million cubic meters of fill were used to create the Port area which has marine terminals, warehouse and distribution facilities, a cruise terminal, housing and recreation facilities.
The port itself employs approximately 20,000 people and it is the principal economic region of the area. Tianjin is of particular interest because Northern Chinese ports like Qingdao, Dalian and Tianjin produce cargoes which are particularly well suited for Pacific Northwest (USA) routings.
Executives of the Tianjin Port have indicated an interest in visiting Portland this fall.
Photo credits: Courtesy of Port of Portland
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