Port of ND begins shipping regional ag commodities to world markets

Posted: Dec 18 2010
One of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, Oriental Overseas Container portofND.jpg
Line (OOCL), shipped the very first load of containerized ag commodities out of Minot's Port of North Dakota this week. A first for North Dakota considering value added products are headed to Asian markets shipped from intermodal ramp in northcentral North Dakota. Success of the inland hub means greater efficiency and therefore cost-savings for shippers and increased commerce traffic in the region. It is highly anticipated that more companies will begin containerized shipments, for example of value-added agricultural commodities, to the Pacific Coast and directly on to world markets