Talking Trade with Jackie Carter, Port of Milwaukee

In the latest episode of “Talking Trade,” Port of Milwaukee Director Jackie Carter discusses plans to develop a new cruise ship dock, commodity shipping and more. 

“We are the northernmost point that can access the Mississippi River … We can get down to the Gulf of Mexico, we can get through the seaway, so from the East Coast there’s commodities that come in,” she said. “So there’s a lot of different ways that you can get products to the heartland of America, and they can come through the Port of Milwaukee.” 

As the second-largest port on the Great Lakes system by tonnage, Port of Milwaukee plays a major role in supporting business imports and exports in the region, Carter explains. 

She also highlights a new agricultural maritime export facility being developed at the port, and how farmers in the Midwest will benefit. 

“We’re really proud that that’s going to be located right here at Port Milwaukee,” she said.