2024 Shipping Season Starts Off Strong

Posted on 5-15-2024

During March and April, 204,659 tons of cargo moved through the Port of Green Bay, signaling a solid start to the shipping season. March and April totals last season came in at 186,066, while totals for the same months in 2022 and 2021 came in at 101,252 and 132,423 tons, respectively.

“We’re pleased to see such a robust start to the new season with an almost 10% increase over year-to-date totals from last season,” explained Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay Director. “We’re looking forward to watching the year unfold, especially as so many investments in Great Lakes shipping have been announced recently and the Port pursues its own development project.”

Five commodities have been imported and exported this season so far, including petroleum products  (72,006 tons), cement (54,904 tons), salt (35,839 tons), limestone (25,580 tons) and coal (16,330 tons). A total of 21 ships entered the Port during March and April, compared to 17 during the same period last year.

“The commodities moving through the Port add to the quality of life for so many people here in northeastern Wisconsin,” Haen added. “From supporting job creation and new construction projects to the foods we consume and roads we drive on, the Port plays a foundational role for businesses and families located here. We’re really excited to see what the rest of the season brings.”

Those interested in recent and historical tonnage information for the Port of Green Bay can learn more HERE.