Port of Green Bay Wraps Up First Three Months of Season

Posted on 6-12-2024

The Port of Green Bay, after a solid start in March and April, saw May tonnage hold fairly steady at 213,888 tons. Year-to-date totals have reached 418,547 tons, an approximate 2.6% decrease compared to the same period last year.

“Last year, the Port’s first three months saw a 54% increase over its 2022 year-to-date totals,” explained Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay Director. “This season, we’re seeing a very slight decrease from last year’s tonnage. To put this in perspective, it’s still a strong start to the shipping season, and we look forward to seeing what the rest of the season will bring.”

Five commodities were moved through the port during May, with limestone leading the way at 103,424 tons. Additional cargos included salt  (57,377 tons), cement (43,521 tons), petroleum products (7,581 tons) and wood pulp (1,985 tons). A total of 18 ships entered the Port during May, compared to 21 during the same month last year.

“It is not unusual to have cargos shift from month-to-month and year-to-year,” Haen added. “Our terminal operators are constantly adapting to changes in their markets. From animal feed and construction products to road salt and technologically advanced vessels, the Port and its terminal operators play a foundational role in a healthy economy and in our daily lives.”

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