PORTLAND, Maine — An official in Maine says container shipping service between Portland, Boston and Halifax, Nova Scotia, is expected to resume within a week.
The new service is being launched by American Feeder Lines, a New York-based shipping company that hopes to build a spoke-and-hub container system along the East and Gulf coasts, similar to the route systems run by airlines.
John Henshaw of the Maine Port Authority says the Portland-Boston-Halifax service is the first leg of that system to go into operation.
The Portland Press Herald says the first container carrier ship tied up at Portland’s International Marine Terminal earlier this month while company officials lined up clients.
Portland was served by container ships until 2007 and, until 2009, a barge that carried containers.