Port of Green Bay on pace to beat 2018 totals

Posted on Nov 8, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive
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Shipping in and out of the Port of Green Bay continues at a robust pace in 2019. As of the end of October, the Port has moved close to 1.9 million tons of cargo, a 14 percent increase over last year’s year-to-date totals.

One reason for the growth is that foreign exports of petroleum products are up 138 percent year-over-year with 143,000 tons to-date in 2019. In addition, total domestic imports increased 23 percent over 2018 with 1.3 million tons for the season to-date, with limestone and petroleum products leading the way.

“This has been a strong year for us so far, and we’re optimistic that we will soon move past 2 million tons of cargo moving in and out of the port,” said Port of Green Bay Director Dean Haen. “With shipping tonnage topping last year’s totals, we’re looking forward to a couple more strong months and hoping to hit 2.3 million tons.”

The Port has 14 active terminal operators including Ace Marine, C. Reiss Coal Co., Construction Resources Management, Flint Hills Resources, Fox River Terminals, Georgia-Pacific, Graymont, GLC Minerals, KK Integrated Logistics, Lafarge North America, RGL, Sanimax, St. Mary’s Cement and U.S. Venture.