Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Port of Milwaukee Bustles, Even in the Cold

Robust snowfalls and frigid temps may slow our gait but they’re not crimping operations at the Port of Milwaukee. Commodities continue arriving.

Harbor workers still have plenty to lift
Harbor workers still have plenty to lift

Spokesman Jeff Fleming says shipments of salt, steel and other items increased in 2013. "It means that there is more demand and more economic activity by the industries in Milwaukee."

He says three million metric tons of cargo has moved through the port.

Fleming says a unique visitor will arrive in Milwaukee’s inner harbor in mid-January, to winter here - a 1,000 foot long ore carrier.

In 2014, the port will work to acquire a new high-capacity crane, while upgrades are being made to adjacent roads and rail lines.