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Global Trade Hub

Port Milwaukee is southeastern Wisconsin’s preeminent distribution connection for access to domestic and world markets.

Port Milwaukee

Multimodal Transportation Solutions

Port Milwaukee offers comprehensive surface transportation alternatives, including by sea, rail, and interstate.

Port Milwaukee

Heavy Lift and Bulk Operations

Port Milwaukee provides optimal handling for a variety of cargoes and specialty equipment.

Port Milwaukee

Commercial Property Availability

Port Milwaukee has a diverse array of properties available for immediate commercial use.

Port Milwaukee

Cruise and Recreation Destination

Port Milwaukee is a premiere destination for tourists seeking a diverse and vibrant travel experience.

Port Milwaukee

Main Content

The mission of Port Milwaukee is to enhance the overall economic and social environment of the City and region by stimulating trade, business, and employment.

Consistent with the Port's water-related location, the Port shall strive to be a premier provider of transportation and distribution services for its commercial customers and support public recreation, leisure, and other uses the Port deems to be in the public interest.


Ongoing commercial activity at Port Milwaukee supports the following regional benefits annually:


Jobs Created

2.3 Million

Cargo Handled (metric tons)

$106.5 Million

Economic Activity

$88.1 Million

Income Generated

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Recent News about Port Milwaukee

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Safety and Public Accessibility Update from Port Milwaukee for Independence Day Festivities

July 1, 2022 - Today, Port Milwaukee is announcing specific safety restrictions in advance of the Independence Day fireworks scheduled for the evening of Sunday, July 3, throughout the downtown lakefront area. Members of the public are advised on the following:


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Port Milwaukee Director Appointed to National Maritime Transportation Advisory Committee

June 22, 2022 - Port Milwaukee Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht was recently appointed to the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The MTSNAC advises the Secretary, through the Maritime Administration (MARAD) Administrator, on ways to identify and address impediments hindering the effective use of maritime transportation.


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Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson Announces First Cruise Ship Arrival for 2022 Season

April 13, 2022 - Mayor Cavalier Johnson is announcing the Viking Octantis will be the first cruise ship to visit Port Milwaukee as part of the 2022 season. This Seawaymax vessel is scheduled to dock in Milwaukee’s Harbor on May 6, 2022. The Viking Octantis’ arrival in Milwaukee will begin a summer season where 33 port calls by various cruise ships are planned, bringing more than 10,000 passengers to the city.


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Port Milwaukee Awarded Over $4.5 Million from Harbor Assistance Program for New Terminal, Dock Wall

April 6, 2022 - Port Milwaukee is receiving more than $4.5 million from the State of Wisconsin’s Harbor Assistance Program (HAP) for the agricultural maritime export facility and dock wall repairs along the Jones Island Inner Mooring Basin. “Milwaukee is an economic catalyst for the State of Wisconsin, and this funding will enhance the Port’s efforts to connect Wisconsin agriculture with world markets,” said Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson.