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Green Bay: Cargo Tonnage Grew in August bur Remains down Year-to-Date

Port of Green Bay cargo throughput increased this August to 258,224 tons from 221,234 tons in August 2016, largely the result of an upturn in cement and limestone imports.

"Cement and limestone were our largest imports in August," said Dean Haen, Brown County Port and Resource Recovery Director. "When we look at the year up to this point, salt has also been another big import; its numbers are up by 40 percent from last year."

The August gains partially offset a percent tonnage drop in July, bringing the year-to-date decline to 9 percent compared to 2015. 

Seasonal fluctuations are not unusual, notes Mr. Haen: "While there are some predictable patterns in the shipping industry, nothing is set in stone. There’s always going to be lot of variance when we look ahead because of business needs, economic trends and, of course, the weather which dictates how early and late a shipping season will run."

The Port of Green Bay’s 14 active terminal operators together handled some 1.9 million tons of cargo in 2015.

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