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:
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September 14, 2021 - Fednav Limited, a Port Milwaukee global shipping partner, is launching a new tree planting initiative in the City of Milwaukee to promote environmental stewardship and community revitalization.
August 18, 2021 - Port Milwaukee has earned the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, an operating administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook congratulated Port Milwaukee in a video message during the Board of Harbor Commissioners’ August meeting.
July 22, 2021 - Port Milwaukee announced today a new long term lease arrangement with Perch Point, a limited liability company, on behalf of Marek Landscaping. Founded in 1996, Marek Landscaping has provided contracting services for sustainable waterfront design and habitat restoration across Wisconsin for more than 25 years.
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.