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2021 March PDM - The Port of Portland in the Pandemic: Navigating Coronavirus and Beyond

March 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Come listen to the director of the Port of Portland, Curtis Robinhold tell us about the Port's services and about changes going on at the Port before Covid and in the last year.

Curtis will provide an overview of what the Port does, and where things stand in the pandemic in terms of current status and what lies ahead. The Port is doing a lot of work on equitable economic development – especially on our industrial properties, and the $2bn construction project out at PDX is well under way.  Air Cargo, Terminal 6 container Comeback and rail congestion would also be topics Curtis is ready to comment on.


Curtis Robinhold became the Executive Director of the Port of Portland (Port) in 2017. He joined the Port as Deputy Executive Director in February of 2014. The Port, governed by a nine-member Commission appointed by the Governor, consists of four marine terminals, two general aviation airports and Portland International Airport (PDX). The Port has about 800 employees and annual operating revenues of over $300 million. The value of foreign trade moving through the Port is $14 billion annually.

PDX handled almost 20 million passengers in 2019 aboard 16 domestic and international airlines, including all major U.S. carriers and five foreign flag airlines. PDX provides nonstop passenger service to 62 U.S. cities, and serves 11 international markets. The airport provides integrator services on a global basis, and ANA Cargo offers main deck freighter service from Tokyo and Cathay Pacific offers main deck freighter service to Hong Kong.

The Port’s Marine and Industrial Development Division comprise several diverse lines of marine cargo operations, as well as acquisition, development and management of an extensive industrial real estate portfolio. The Port recently completed development of industrial parks in the Portland area that are home to companies such as FedEx Ground, Amazon, Subaru and Element 6, resulting in significant employment in East Multnomah County (projected at more than 4,000 new jobs). The Port oversees four marine terminals in the harbor, handling a diverse range of cargoes including agricultural bulks, mineral bulks, liquids, breakbulk, containers and automobiles. Portland is one of the major ports of entry and exit in the United States for finished automobiles and remains a significant export load center for grain and other bulk commodities. The Port recently reestablished direct container shipping to Asia with the commencement of SM Line’s weekly transpacific service from Terminal 6.


This event awards 2 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

This is a free event but donations can be made during your registration.  You choose what amount you want to donate.  

 All proceeds from registration fees will be 100% donated to the Friends of Trees


Agenda for Professional Development Meetings are as follows:
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM:  Chapter news, Special Thanks, Speaker Intro
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM:  Speaker of the Evening
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM:  Speaker Q&A
7:30 PM - 7:35 PM:  Closing, Surveys



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