Port of Green Bay: Shipping tonnage in 2019 remains on pace to top last year

For Immediate Release October 9, 2019

(Green Bay, Wis.) – September proved to be another strong month for shipping through the Port of Green Bay, with more than 314,000 tons of goods moved through the port. That brings the year‐to‐date shipping total for the Port to more than 1.6 million tons through September; which is 17% ahead of 2018.

Shipments of limestone and petroleum products continue to lead the way. Domestic limestone imports are up 64% over the same timeframe a year ago, while petroleum product imports are up 44%. Imports of foreign salt are also strong, showing a 47% increase over 2018.

“It’s great to see the strong tonnage numbers for September,” said Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay Director. “We’ve had solid numbers for petroleum and limestone shipments throughout the season and salt shipment are typically strong this time of year with winter months not too far away. We’re optimistic that we’ll see a good
finish for the 2019 shipping season for the Port and for the entire Great Lakes. It’s a good sign for the regional economy.”

So far in 2019, 127 ships have moved into and out of the Port of Green Bay, five more than the same time period last year.