Port of Milwaukee Pursuing Formal Partnership With Quebec

Milwaukee’s Port Wants A Binational Trade Agreement To Grow International Trade

The Port of Milwaukee and the provincial government of Quebec are exploring opportunities to grow international trade through a partnership. The future collaboration could bring economic benefits to the state.

The port already has an ongoing informal trade relationship with Quebec. The two have commercial operations together now — Port Milwaukee‘s cargo stevedore is based in Montreal. Several shipping companies based in Quebec also make stops at Port Milwaukee. But the port now wants a more formal binational trade agreement.

Port Milwaukee Director Adam Schlicht said the port brings in more than $100 million in shipping activity each year. He said a more formal relationship could encourage international trade between Wisconsin and other Canadian ports.

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