August numbers show continued increase in tonnage
(Green Bay) – Port of Green Bay tonnage numbers continue to climb. According to the monthly tonnage report, the Port brought in just over 185,000 metric tons of cargo in August, putting year to date numbers 10 percent above 2013.
“We have a healthy pace going on right now,” said Dean Haen, director of Brown County Port and Resource Recovery. “Businesses are in need of raw materials and as long as that demand remains, we can expect the numbers to keep climbing and we hope to beat last year’s record of just over 2 million tons.”
The Port saw 19 ships come through in August carrying coal, limestone, liquid asphalt and salt. The export of petroleum products also contributed to the Port’s solid numbers. “The Port continues to be a strong economic contributor,” said County Executive Troy Streckenbach. “The Port is an asset to our area as well as to businesses looking to expand or relocate to Northeast Wisconsin.”
The Port of Green Bay has 14 active terminal operators involved in shipping commodities:
* Lafarge North America
* Noble Petro Inc
* RGL Holdings
* St. Mary’s Cement Company
* US Venture
* C. Reiss Coal Company
* Construction Resource Management
* Flint Hills Resources
* Fox River Dock Company
* Georgia-Pacific Corporation
* Great Lakes Calcium Corporation
* KK Integrated Logistics, Inc.
For more information on the Port, visit http://www.portofgreenbay.com or Twitter @PortofGreenBay.
Dean Haen, Port & Resource Recovery Director