U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and several colleagues are pushing the Federal Maritime Commission to protect the access of exporters to ocean carriers amid surging demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ocean carriers bring in highly valuable consumer electronics, apparel, building equipment and other finished products from Asia to the U.S.


Exports to Japan from Hampton Lumber have been caught up in container shortages at ports in Seattle and Tacoma.

Edward Stratton is a reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 971-704-1719 or estratton@dailyastorian.com.