(Green Bay, Wis.) – Imports of limestone and cement led the way as nearly 180,000 tons of cargo moved through the Port of Green Bay in May. Despite the solid tonnage numbers in May, the year-to-date totals are down 32% from last year when May totalled more than 281,000 tons of cargo. The May 2021 number was one of the top monthly tonnage totals in recent years.
“It was good to see the increased numbers in May of this year after a rather slow start to the shipping season,” said Dean Haen, Port of Green Bay Director. “We certainly hope the increase from March and April to May is an indicator of what is to come during the rest of the year.”
Imports of domestic limestone led the way in May at 85,266 tons, with cement imports at 49,562 tons. The Port also saw imports of domestic and foreign petroleum products hit 18,962 tons, with exports of domestic petroleum products at 5,886 tons.
“The May tonnage is reason for optimism, but we know that forecasting cargo shipments is difficult,” Haen added. “If we can build on last month’s tonnage we will be well on our way to reaching our target of 2 million tons of cargo this shipping season.”
A total of 18 ships moved through the Port in May, bringing the 2022 total to 29.