We’re not the only port city longing for more business. This review from the Mail-Tribune, sent in by a Friend of the Blog, summarizes the West Coast situation. Here are a couple of quotes that I found quite chilling:
From a shipping exec: “Ports such as Portland don’t generate enough traffic for carriers to justify making calls “. Really heartening for the Humboldt Bay Harbor situation. Or how about this, from the same source:
Zaninelli said officials who don’t understand the industry hire people ill-equipped to run carriers.
“People who don’t know what they’re doing appoint people who don’t know what they’re doing,” he said.
Read the whole article HERE.
You’re right, make that about two and a half hours,thanks.
Thanks for writing!
Some people seem unaware that there is a port with rail and interstate access just one hour away from Redding: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ogm/ships/Fact_Sheets/Port_of_West_Sacramento_Final_Fact_Sheet_3_14_12.pdf
Here is some information on California’s other smaller ports:
Interesting, but you’re a real optimist if you think West Sac is an hour from Redding. Is that by helicopter?