Port Milwaukee is southeastern Wisconsin’s preeminent distribution connection for access to domestic and world markets.
Port Milwaukee offers comprehensive surface transportation alternatives, including by sea, rail, and interstate.
Port Milwaukee provides optimal handling for a variety of cargoes and specialty equipment.
Port Milwaukee has a diverse array of properties available for immediate commercial use.
Port Milwaukee is a premiere destination for tourists seeking a diverse and vibrant travel experience.
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:
Cargo Handled (metric tons)
April 8, 2021 - The Milwaukee Board of Harbor Commissioners today approved the appointment of Eric Polzin to the position of Harbor Master. In his new role, Polzin will oversee operations at Port facilities and exercise regulatory and police powers over marine activity in the Milwaukee Harbor. His appointment is effective on June 14, 2021.
January 19, 2021 - In an unusual year with historic challenges, Port Milwaukee finished 2020 with its highest annual cargo volume in the past seven years. Overall tonnage for the municipal port and the adjacent private docks in Milwaukee Harbor rose more than 5%, led by agricultural exports and handling of cement.
December 3, 2020 - Port Milwaukee is entering into a lease agreement with Pearl Seas Cruises to give the company priority docking rights for its cruise ships at Pier Wisconsin, the downtown dock immediately east of Discovery World museum.