Port Of Portland Appoints European Representative
The Port of Portland Commission, at its regular monthly meeting, approved an agreement that will give Portland representation in Europe — marking the first presence of the Port on that continent since the overseas representative program was initiated in 1972.
European countries account for about 8 percent of the cargo handled by Portland. With 80 percent of Portland's cargoes originating or destined for Pacific rim countries, the Port's priorities have been in those markets. With an effective representative program now well in force throughout the Far East and the Austral-Asia markets, the Port Commission is turning its attention to Europe, including the United Kingdom and Mediterranean markets.
The Port's new European representative will be N.R.K. Agencies Ltd. which is headquartered in London.