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Ocean Shipping Reform Act will have little impact on Port of Vancouver

New law aims to address issues faced by facilities dealing with containers

By , Columbian staff writer
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Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.
Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

Consumers and exporters both saw financial turmoil from tumultuous international shipping antics in the past year. But the Port of Vancouver was not impacted like other regional harbors were.

Now, for the latter ports, there is legislation that can ease these ramifications and prevent future challenges from emerging.

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

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