OSWEGO – The Port of Oswego Authority for the second straight year has won the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped during the 2019 navigation season.
“On behalf of our team at the Port of Oswego Authority, we’re delighted to accept this award, and especially excited about earning it in successive years, which reflects a continued level of achievement for our port,” said William W. Scriber, executive director of the Port of Oswego Authority. “It’s an effort from each and every member of the port team everyday that makes the Port of Oswego Authority the success it is in world shipping. I want to draw attention to the important role of the working men and women throughout our port which have made this award possible, they are the backbone of our port’s success.”
The five ports earning the Pacesetter Award for 2019 are: the Port of Chicago (Ill.), the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (Minn.), the Port of Green Bay (Wis.), the Port of Monroe (Mich.), and the Port of Oswego Authority (N.Y.).
The SLSDC Pacesetter Award was established in 1992 to recognize the achievements of U.S. ports whose activities resulted in increasing international tonnage shipped through the St. Lawrence Seaway, excluding Canada, in comparison to the previous year.
More than 237,000 jobs and $35 billion in economic activity are supported annually by movement of various cargoes on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System.
Source: Oswego County Today