DOLLAR TREE TO USE PORT OF PORTLAND AS DISTRIBUTION GATEWAY
Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has chosen the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 to serve as its Pacific Northwest import distribution gateway.
The deal is expected to boost the Chesapeake, Va.-based retail chain's volumes through the port up to several thousand containers a year, a port official said.
“As we grow our store business in the Northwest, our plan is to expand the operation to eventually include complete regional distribution operations near the Port of Portland” said Steve White, Dollar Tree's senior vice president of logistics.
Dollar Tree's import containers are trucked to a nearby warehouse within the port's Rivergate Industrial District. There, the goods are stripped and transloaded via trucks and railcars to the company's California and Chicago distribution centers.