Today we take a look at a a business story about the fallout in a port on the East Coast that recently lost container service in a disaster. In Baltimore, we saw a container ship destroy a bridge, and huge and awful consequences for that city and its people.

As that city recovers and efforts continue to clean up the debris, the loss of container service has hit small businesses there hard that used to receive inventory via container ships.

Something similar in terms of shipping, but thankfully minus the disaster, could happen in our region if the Port of Portland ends container service. We’ll take a look at the impacts on small businesses when container service abruptly ends.