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State funds will keep Terminal 6 open, Port of Portland says

PORTLAND Oregon (KPTV) – The Port of Portland announced Thursday that state funds will allow shipping service to continue at Oregon’s only international container terminal.

Weeks after the port announced the closure of Terminal 6, it announced that funds from Gov. Tina Kotek’s proposed $40 million public investment would keep the terminal open.

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Following a $40 million deal with a California company in February, 170 security guards, armed and unarmed, are now stationed at Multnomah County buildings.

The Port of Portland took over operation of Terminal 6 in 2018 and is working to make it financially viable.

Without this investment, the terminal would have to close its doors in October.