The ports are all busy.
At the same time, ports are experiencing problems, so the operators are making the call on how much more capacity they need.
“If the ports are working, it’s OK.
If they’re not working, we’re going to have to make decisions on what to do,” said David Pemberton, vice president of infrastructure for the National Grid, which owns Portland and Portland International Airport.
Pembertons staff are evaluating all the ports in the Portland region, which has a population of almost 1.6 million.
“There are some areas that are really critical,” Pemberons said.
“I think we’ll have to do a lot more analysis.”
The ports of Portland and the state capital, Portland, Oregon, are among the busiest ports in North America.
They have about 3,500 miles of ferries.
The ports have been operating at full capacity since January 2017.
“This is the third time in the last four years that we’ve had to pull back from a major maintenance closure,” said Pemberts spokeswoman Lisa Naylor.
Pemporaries are now reviewing their schedules to see how much longer they can operate without interruption.
“We have to think about what the right level is,” Pemperson said.
A review of all the affected ports is expected to take about a week, she said.
The federal government will also be paying for the ports to continue to provide services, said Pemps spokeswoman Laura Hirsch.
“They’re going out and they’re going door to door and people are going to be coming in,” Hirsch said.
She said it will cost the federal government about $1 billion.
“It’s a big cost for the federal governments and it’s not just money that’s going into the ports, it has to be the right amount of money,” Humble said.
It will also take time to assess the ports’ capacity and maintenance needs.
“The capacity will depend on how long it takes us to get the right answers from the federal authorities,” she said, adding the federal agencies are taking “quite a bit of time” to complete their work.
The Portland-area ports are located in the city of Portland, which is the second-largest city in Oregon.
The port of Salem, the second largest port in the state, is located in Yreka, which also has a large Native American population.
Both ports are under the control of the Oregon Department of Transportation.