Interview: Paul Toth outgoing CEO of the Port of Toledo

Paul Toth. Credit: Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Differing cargoes and ways of investment are some of the changes Paul Toth, the outgoing CEO of the Port of Toledo in Ohio, USA, has seen in three decades at the port

Paul Toth, the outgoing president and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, has seen much change in 32 years in the post, with more, and encouraging, changes continuing to unfold at the bulk port on Lake Erie in the US state of Ohio.

For example, the port is implementing improvements to its Ironville Terminal, and is currently witnessing the development of a USD700 million Cleveland-Cliffs hot-briquetted iron (HBI) production facility. Furthermore, the port authority and its port operator, Midwest Terminals, see even more potential for the Ironville property and are marketing the premises accordingly to potential stakeholders.

The president and CEO retired in September, and is handing off the baton that he has carried for decades as he dealt with challenges such as preparing the port for cargoes of the future and utilising the best dredged material management practices possible.

SOURCE: Dredging and Port Construction


1st Place: Adam Bjornberg

Caption: The Gardno anchored outside of the Duluth ship canal. // Prize: $500

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2nd Place: David Schauer

Caption: The Paul R. Tregurtha departing from Duluth. // Prize: $250

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3rd Place: Adam Bjornberg

Caption: An evening arrival of the Floragracht in Duluth amid a pink horizon. // Prize: $100

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