The Port of Portland has been working on a new plan to develop and manage carrier service for Oregon and Pacific Northwest shippers. To support this effort, the Port is working with a consultant team and broad range of stakeholders to develop a new path forward.

In May 2017, the Port of Portland Executive Director appointed a Terminal 6 Industry Leader Committee to provide industry knowledge and guidance to the Port and its consultant team on the Port’s future role in container shipping at Terminal 6. The committee will also consider a sustainable business model for managing and developing the terminal to support Oregon and Pacific Northwest shippers. Key questions to be addressed include:

  • What is Portland’s future role in container shipping at Terminal 6?
  • What is the value proposition of Terminal 6 to container carriers and prospective container terminal operators?
  • How can Terminal 6 be used to provide efficient market access for cargo shippers?
  • Is there a niche in the direct trans‐ocean container service market that Terminal 6 can occupy?
  • Is it feasible to use Terminal 6 as a feeder facility to other West Coast terminals, either as a complement or an alternative to direct trans‐ocean carrier service?
  • What financially sustainable operating models could be pursued that maximize business opportunity at the terminal while providing effective service to shippers and carriers?

The Industry Leader Committee is comprised of 23 members with diverse representation from exporters, importers, service providers, carriers, ports, labor and legislators with strong shipper interests. The committee will meet 5 times between June and December 2017. A recommendation to the Port Commission will be provided in early 2018.


  • Linda Pearce, Port Commissioner 


  • Del Allen, Allports
  • Amer Badawi, Columbia Grain
  • Brenda Barnes, Geo. S. Bush
  • Jonathan Berndt, Expeditors (Alternate: Brian Flood)
  • Bob Carroll, IBEW Local 48 (Alternate: Diana Winther)
  • John Ducker, Columbia Sportswear
  • Stu Follen, SL Follen
  • Rep. David Gomberg
  • Sen. Bill Hansell
  • Jana Jarvis, Oregon Trucking Associations
  • Don Karls, Burlington Northern Santa Fe
  • Kevin Koronko, Dr Martens
  • Kit Labelle, Hampton Lumber
  • Keith Leavitt, Port of Portland
  • Gary Neal, Port of Morrow
  • Ken Norwood, Union Pacific
  • Neil Salstrom, Toyo Tanso
  • Mike Stanton, ILWU Local 8
  • Guy Stephenson, Westwood Shipping Lines
  • Patricia Villalonga, The Kroger Group (Alternate: Bob Wilkerson)
  • Tom Yu, ExpoFreight
  • Greg Zanavich, Tidewater
Questions or Comments
Teresa Carr
Teresa Carr
Terminal 6 Consultant Study and
Industry Leader Committee Project Manager