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Maine Hopes to Boost Trade Efforts in the North Atlantic

| December 6, 2013

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A new office is opening in Maine that will focus on boosting trade efforts in the North Atlantic. The Maine International Trade Center announced Friday that it will be creating the Maine North Atlantic Development Office. The group says the new office housed at MITC headquarters in Portland will coordinate business opportunities and plan trade missions to Iceland and Northern Europe next year. Icelandic shipping company Eimskip signed a 10-year lease on a waterfront freight terminal in Portland in February and has made the city its primary East Coast port of call. MITC president Janine Cary says the group sees Eimskip’s arrival in Maine as a key opportunity to develop the state as a distribution hub for Icelandic and Northern European goods.

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