Q&A: Advancing Ports

By Contributed  |  People, Ports & Terminals, Stakeholders Speak

What infrastructure projects are you amid or planning that will aid the port with business development?

The port will introduce bulk liquid cargo to our general cargo operations in 2022. We are also expanding the existing ore tunnel at our bulk terminal, expanding and modernizing the main gate at our general cargo terminal and have begun the largest infrastructure project in our history the rehabilitation and modernization of three docks at our general cargo terminal, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.
David Gutheil
Chief Commercial Officer
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

We are exploring the possibility of moving finished vehicles and agricultural products over the water.
Kyle Burleson
Director of Port Operations
Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Port Windsor is moving to introduce RORO and short-sea container capacity in 2023 and beyond.
Steve Salmons
President & CEO
Port Windsor

U.S., Canadian Ports Pour Millions Into Infrastructure to Build Business

We are planning to begin work on a warehouse expansion this summer that will increase capacity at the Clure Public Marine Terminal by 56,000 square feet. We are also creating plans to renovate a recently purchased 7.5-acre property known as Duluth Lake Port dock. The property has a 3.5-acre slip and 3,000 feet of on-dock rail connected to the Clure and the CN Duluth Intermodal Terminal.
Deb Deluca
Executive Director
Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Burns Harbor is working on its FASTLANE grant projects. $20 million in infrastructure projects are underway, including the construction of a new 2.3-acre cargo terminal with multimodal connections for handling cargo transfers between ships, barges, railcars and trucks. In addition, 4.4 miles will be added to the ports existing 14-mile rail network. Two new railyards will create rail storage for 165 railcars, accommodate a 90-car unit train and provide railcar switching within the port. This will improve efficiencies for port companies. Improvements to the west dock, including extending a retaining wall and paving a dock apron, will result in an additional 11,200 feet of usable dock space. The project scope also includes a new six-acre truck marshalling yard to relieve congestion along port roads.
Ryan McCoy
Port Director
Ports of Indiana – Burns Harbor

Canadian Pacific’s merger with Kansas City Southern boasts huge potential for rail investments and new business that have the ability to fuel future growth at the port and across the city of Milwaukee. Construction is underway on The DeLong Company’s agricultural maritime export facility that will add a new dimension to Port Milwaukee’s role in connecting Wisconsin’s businesses and farmers to new, global markets. The terminal is expected to be operational in April 2023.
Adam Tindall-Schlicht
Port Milwaukee

In 2022, the port will take delivery of a new 165-ton Manitowoc crawler crane and see significant dredging activity with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction will commence on the ports Michigan’s Maritime Gateway. The project, which will build out the first marine container terminal in the state of Michigan, is schedule to open in 2023.
Paul Lamarre III
Port Director
Port of Monroe

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