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Port of Green Bay tonnage on track to hit 2 million


GREEN BAY, WI (WATQ) - Tonnage numbers through the Port of Green Bay are back on track to hit two million tons for this shipping season after a decrease in September. 

Numbers bounced back in October, up eleven percent over last at this time. 

To date, tonnage numbers are at 1.7 million says Port Director Dean Haen.  Positives for this so far year are in limestone with an increase of 23%.  It is the largest import commodity.  Foreign imports of salt are up 165%.

Haen says tonnage numbers are a direct economic indicator.  If tonnage hits the two million mark, Haen says it means of good start or year for economy for northeast Wisconsin. 

Haen says this is the scramble time for industry shippers as they look to get in and out tonnage before the season wraps up, which is typically between mid-December and the first of the new year.