Port Tonnage Bounces Back In November

(Green Bay, Wis.) – Following a slow October, when just more than 110,000 tons moved through the Port of Green Bay, November shipments were strong at nearly 238,000 tons. “We saw a nice increase in limestone imports in November,” said Port Director Dean Haen. “Coal and petroleum products also played a role in the solid November tonnage.”

Limestone shipments accounted for nearly 100,000 tons of cargo in November, while imports of foreign and domestic salt were also strong. So far in the 2020 shipping season, the Port has tallied 1.64 million total tons of cargo. That’s 21% below the very strong 2019 tonnage figures,, as the economy and the ongoing pandemic continue to impact 2020 shipping traffic into and out of the Port of Green Bay.

“At this point, we’re hoping for a good finish to the shipping season this month and into January,” Haen added. “Getting to our target of 2 million tons is not likely at this point, but an uptick in port activity would help to narrow the gap and provide optimism as we look forward to next year.”

To date,  143 vessels have visited the Port of Green Bay in the 2020 shipping season, down from 161 ships at the same time in 2019.