Port of Green Bay’s 2019 Shipping Season Sees Highest Tonnage Since 2007

GREEN BAY (WLUK) — After breaking a 5-year record in 2018, the Port of Green Bay continued to grow in 2019.

Officials report last year’s shipping totals were the highest since 2007.

Last year saw 2,254,674 tons of cargo move through the Port, an 8% increase over the 2018 season.

Port of Green Bay director, Dean Haen, says many factors contributed to the growth and shows a healthy economy. This includes increased import and export of petroleum products, wood products and limestone products.

“With the robust tonnage numbers from the just-concluded shipping season, we are looking forward to the 2020 shipping season with optimism that the economy will remain strong,” Haen said.

Due to the high Great Lakes water levels, a total of 177 vessels moved through the Port of Green Bay during the 2019 shipping season, three vessels less than last year.

Source: FOX 11 News