The U.S. Ports of Green Bay and Milwaukee have shown strong activity this year, with notable increases in dry bulk, and have remained ahead of last year's pace.

The Port of Green Bay reported a 64% increase in domestic limestone imports year-to-date. “We’ve had solid numbers for petroleum and limestone shipments throughout the season and salt shipment are typically strong this time of year with winter months not too far away," recounted Port of Green Bay Director Dean Haen. "We’re optimistic that we’ll see a good finish for the 2019 shipping season for the Port and for the entire Great Lakes. It’s a good sign for the regional economy.” Powered by Great Lakes shipping, the Port of Green reported their overall year-to-date tonnage is up 17% compared to last year.
Port Milwaukee remains on track for an incredibly successful tonnage year, attributing that success to an approximate 27% boost in dry bulk port activity compared to 2018. The Port also reported it achieved a 48% increase (compared to 2018) in salt tonnage, nearly hauling in one million tons in preparation for winter this season.
"We're optimistic that the Port will continue to maintain this level of increased performance," said Port Milwaukee Director Adam Schlicht. "In addition to excellent shipping activities in September, we recently received the nationally prestigious 2019 Overall Award of Communications Excellence from the American Association of Port Authorities and welcomed the season’s final passenger cruise ship, the M.S. HAMBURG, wrapping up Milwaukee’s cruise season with over 3,200 passengers visiting our City in 2019."