U.S. CUSTOMS PROPOSES EXPANSION OF PORTLAND, MAINE PORT LIMITS
U.S. Customs has proposed to expand the coverage of its Portland, Maine port of entry to include the city of Auburn.
The current Customs port coverage for Portland was established in 1948. It includes the port of Portland, and the territory covering the municipalities of South Portland, Falmouth, and Cape Elizabeth, in addition to Peak, Long, Cliff, Cushing and Diamond Islands.
“This proposed change is being made to provide better service to carriers, importers and the general public,” the agency said.
Customs proposes to include Auburn to facilitate international cargo clearance at the Auburn Intermodal Facility, a rail/truck operation with high cube, doublestack-handling capabilities.
Customs will take comments from the industry through March 10. For more information, contact Keith Fleming of Customs’ Office of Field Operations in Washington at (202) 927-8768.