(Green Bay, Wis.) – Boosted by strong imports of limestone and salt, the Port of Green Bay saw cargo reach 335,602 tons in August, the best monthly total in the past five years. The strong tonnage report also lifted the year-to-date totals above 1.1 million tons, 6% above the same time period a year ago.
“It was great to be as busy as it was in August with 25 ships moving cargo into and out of the Port,” said Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay Director. “This is great news for our terminal operators and for the reginal economy. Our hope is to see the tonnages remain solid for the remainder of the shipping season.”
Imports of domestic limestone topped 136,000 tons in August, bringing the year-to-date total to 310,202 tons, about 21% above the same time period a year ago. Meanwhile, more than 25,000 tons of foreign limestone was also delivered in August. Other leading cargos in August included salt (63,244 tons), cement (38,346 tons) and foreign petroleum products (27,458 tons).
“There have certainly been challenges, including supply chain issues, during the current shipping season, but the good tonnage report in July and the outstanding cargo totals in August are reason for optimism,” Haen added.
A total of 25 ships visited the Port in August, bringing the 2021 total to 97 compared to 93 for the same time period last year.