The Ebb and Flow of Maine's Three-Port Strategy
A brief look at Maine's three deep-water ports -- Portland, Searsport, Eastport. The Three-Port Strategy was implemented in the late 1970s to focus cargo development at these three sites and to save other coastal ports for less industrial uses. Portland's shipping business is thriving, thanks in large part to Eimskip, the Icelandic shipping company whose U.S. port of call is Portland. Searsport remains busy, shipping petroleum products primarily, and is looking ahead to when it may be a hub for the production of wind turbines for offshore wind. Easport, on the other hand, has seen cargo shipping come to a halt because of challenges brought on by the pandemic. There is some hope, though, that the port could start shipping biomass for fuel to European markets.
Canfield, Clarke, "The Ebb and Flow of Maine's Three-Port Strategy" (2023). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 677.