CimbriaCleveland Cascades LtdTBA GroupPort of StocktonBühler GmbHTOC Events
  • Cimbria
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Vigan
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • TBA Group

Major agricultural maritime export facility for Milwaukee

Major agricultural maritime export facility for Milwaukee

(Posted on 16/10/21)

Port Milwaukee and The DeLong Company, Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking on a nearly $35-million agricultural maritime export facility on Jones Island. Representatives from the Port, DeLong and the City of Milwaukee were joined by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, federal, state and local officials, and Port customers and stakeholders to highlight this major investment that will create jobs, support Wisconsin’s agriculture industry, and grow the regional economy.

“Milwaukee is an integral link in the Wisconsin economy. In this case, we are connecting Wisconsin agriculture with world markets,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. “The combined support from local, state, and federal officials affirms the importance of this development. DeLong’s arrival at Port Milwaukee is a great addition to the city’s marine commerce.”

“We all know that waterborne commerce is what established Milwaukee and fueled its growth, and the DeLong terminal brings Port Milwaukee full-circle,” said Port Milwaukee Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht during the groundbreaking ceremony. “This major development is about realizing new agricultural opportunities and advancing economic activity in the city and throughout the Great Lakes region. It’s good news for Milwaukee that companies like DeLong are investing, creating jobs, and choosing the Port as the place to expand operations.”

“Once completed, this project will offer Wisconsin agriculture the ability to reach new markets with a better logistical model. This facility will be the first of its kind, designed specifically to handle DDGS, on the Great Lakes system,” said Bo DeLong, Vice President of Grain at The DeLong Company, Inc. “We are thankful for our partnership with the Port and all levels of local, state and federal government who worked to support this project.”

The new facility, located on the west side of Jones Island, will be one of the first on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system to handle various agricultural commodities via truck, rail and international vessel, including Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGs). DDGs are an animal feed supplement derived as a byproduct of ethanol high in nutrients. The facility will open Wisconsin’s maritime and agricultural economies to new international markets for this and other products. Future service at the facility will also include the export of Wisconsin-grown soybeans, corn and grain.

Thanks to a robust public-private partnership, this development is the largest one-time investment in Port Milwaukee since the 1950s, when the St. Lawrence Seaway was being built. As announced in February 2020, Port Milwaukee was one of the first nationwide grant recipients of the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Additional facility funding has been provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Port Milwaukee, and The DeLong Company.

The facility is expected to be fully operational by April 2023, coinciding with the annual start of Port Milwaukee’s international shipping season.

Latest News

Marcor to operate dry bulk terminal at Steinweg Hartel Terminal

(Posted on 18/05/22)

Marcor Stevedoring B.V. intends to extend its floating terminal in Rotterdam with the development of... Read more


Construction of new quay in Vlissingen underway

(Posted on 12/05/22)

The first spade has gone into the ground for the new 800-metre-long quay at Quarleshaven in East Vlissingen... Read more


Abu Dhabi Egyptian agreement to focus multipurpose terminal in Safaga Port

(Posted on 05/05/22)

AD Ports Group and the Red Sea Ports Authority have signed a Term Sheet and a Head of Terms agreement... Read more


Rotterdam throughput decreased by 1.5% in first quarter

(Posted on 27/04/22)

In the first quarter of 2022, 1.5% less freight passed through the Port of Rotterdam than in the same... Read more


Quarterly figures confirm rise in Antwerp bulk

(Posted on 20/04/22)

The total throughput of Port of Antwerp amounted to 58.3 million metric tonnes in the first quarter,... Read more


Dry bulk Q1 increases at North Sea Port

(Posted on 14/04/22)

Sea freight cargo traffic at North Sea Port increased by more than 6% during Q1 2022. The consequences... Read more


FTZ activated at Port of Vancouver, USA

(Posted on 12/04/22)

In collaboration with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Foreign Trade Zone Board, the Port... Read more


Hangö Stevedoring now part of Euroports Finland

(Posted on 12/04/22)

The entire share capital of Hangö Stevedoring has been transferred to Euroports Finland on 31.3... Read more


Etihad Rail announces freight terminal at Dubai Industrial City

(Posted on 01/04/22)

 Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s National Rail network, and Dubai Industrial... Read more


Smoother trade looms between UAE and Kuwait

(Posted on 30/03/22)

AD Ports Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with the Kuwait General... Read more


Sailors SocietyPort of South LouisianaVan AalstTelestackThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Multimodal 2022
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Van Aalst

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping