Dean Haen, Port and Resource Recovery Director
Leonard & Finco Public Relations
July totals put Port ahead for the season
(Green Bay) – July tonnage numbers are keeping the Port of Green Bay ahead of last year’s pace. Overall, tonnage for July was up nine percent when compared to July 2012 and year to date totals have the Port up 11 percent from last year.
“We saw an increase of about 22,000 metric tons of cargo in July,” said Dean Haen, Port and Resource Recovery Director. “Those increases came from salt, pig iron and cement.”
Haen also says coal continues to be a large contributor to the increase in tonnage for the year. “Year to date, we have seen an eight percent increase which was not expected due to the low cost of natural gas,” Haen stated. “Each month of the shipping season has been healthy and keeping us on track to meet our yearly goals, which is good news for us and the economy.”
The Port of Green Bay has 14 active terminal operators involved in shipping commodities:
Lafarge North America
Noble Petro Inc
St. Mary’s Cement Company
Western Lime Corporation
C. Reiss Coal Company
Construction Resource Management
Flint Hills Resources
Fox River Dock Company
Great Lakes Calcium Corporation
KK Integrated Logistics, Inc.
For more information on the Port, visit www.portofgreenbay.com or Twitter @PortofGreenBay.