Port of Green Bay Gets A Head Start on 2020 Shipping Season

This undated file photo shows the ship Michigan Great Lakes in the Port of Green Bay. (Photo courtesy Port of Green Bay)


GREEN BAY (WLUK) — The 2020 shipping season got off to an early start for the Port of Green Bay.

The tonnage report over the first month and a half is up 19% from the strong 2019 shipping season.

Officials say nearly 228,000 tons of cargo moved into and out of the Port between March 15 and the end of April.

“It was good to have an early start to the shipping season with the cooperation of the late winter weather,” said Port Director Dean Haen. “The numbers were decent for imports of cement, petroleum products and salt from Canada, with 13 ships moving through the Port during the first seven weeks of ship traffic.”

Salt from Canada accounted for nearly 90,000 tons of the overall total, up 43% from last year, while cement shipments hit 32,000 tons (+117%) and petroleum products topped 20,000 tons (+197%).


Source: FOX 11 News