Portland to be added to container shipping route

Portland’s on-again, off-again container cargo shipping service is on again. An Icelandic company has signed a contract with the Maine Port Authority for container freight service to and from eastern Canada and Europe. Governor Paul LePage said Tuesday that an Eimskip ship will stop in Portland every 14 days, helping Maine’s agricultural, forest, and seafood industries. Eimskip will add Portland as a port of call at the end of March, replacing Norfolk, Va. As part of the arrangement, Eimskip is working with Pan Am Railways to offer rail access to North American markets.