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Page 18 of 87 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 19 PACIFIC NORTHWEST GATEWAY SPECIAL REPORT THE PORT OF Portland today is all about growth. Though its container business is lagging, Execu- tive Director Bill Wyatt is convinced the future of the Columbia River port is brighter than ever because of its diverse cargo base and competitive supply chain costs resulting from a combination of ocean, rail, truck and barge transportation. Port customers since 2009 have invested $3 billion in facilities that handle containers, bulk, breakbulk and project cargo, and "much of the investment is to increase throughput," Wyatt said. "The money is coming from the tenants, and it's going into basic infrastructure," he said. By Bill Mongelluzzo The Oregon port is banking on its infrastructure investment and diversifi ed cargo mix to grow outside the box PORTLAND BLAZES A NEW TRAIL

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