- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Port of Portland’s container yard closed for the second day in a row. This time following an argument between security workers and longshoremen.

Port spokesman Steve Johnson told The Oregonian (http://is.gd/qvN22O ) that the angry words were exchanged Wednesday after longshoremen started moving traffic cones in a parking lot.

The closure came a day after dockworkers stopped working to honor a picket line.

The Terminal 6 container terminal has been the site of repeated turmoil since 2012, as members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union clash with the company hired to operate it.

Hanjin Shipping, Portland’s most important container carrier, has threatened to abandon the city because labor-management friction has reduced productivity.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com



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