Container ship that serves Portland is seized in Canada

PORTLAND, Maine – The only container ship to regularly call on Portland has been seized in Canada, causing a disruption in the movement of cargo reminiscent of an episode two years ago, officials said.

The K-Wind has been held in Canada since July 24 because of a financial dispute between the ship’s owner and a subcontractor.

The vessel connected Portland and Boston every week with Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of North America’s biggest container ports.