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International trade focus of forum

An export forum for international trade shippers and those considering international trade is being held July 28-29 in Minot at the Grand International Inn. Forum topics information from the North Dakota Trade Office on their support of the foreign trade efforts of North Dakota shippers; a discussion of equipment coordination by BNSF Logistics and Royal Cargo Lines; proper blocking and bracing of ag products from Agri Logistics; and available intermodal and trans-loading services from North Dakota Port Services. Additionally, North Dakota Port Services will provide a tour of the intermodal facility in Minot.

This is a opportunity for North Dakota shippers to meet directly with the ocean carriers by appointment and discuss exports from North Dakota into the international marketplace. Steamship lines such as CMA-CGM, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd, Hyundai, Maersk, MOL and Yang Ming have confirmed attendance.

The forum is hosted by the North Dakota Port Services Inc. Those who have questions or need additional information may contact: Lonnie Zahn at 701-822-2591 or lzahn@ndportservices. com; Vicki Stevens at 701-852-7678 or by vstevens@; Mike Yanish at 701-340-6727 or at; Tim Woods at 515-249-7929 or at; or visit www.