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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

DeLong Ribbon Cutting

Port Milwaukee, The DeLong Co., Inc. Celebrate Opening of Agriculture Maritime Export Facility

July 18, 2023 - Port Milwaukee and The DeLong Co., Inc. celebrated the grand opening of the $40-million Agriculture Maritime Export Facility on Jones Island.


Viking Octantis Returns to Milwaukee

Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Local Leaders Welcome First Cruise Ship of 2023

May 4, 2023 - Mayor Cavalier Johnson and local leaders welcomed the Viking Octantis, the first cruise ship to visit Port Milwaukee as part of the 2023 season.


Jackie Q. Carter Swearing-In as Port Milwaukee Director

Milwaukee’s Port Director Takes Her Oath of Office

February 23, 2023 - The City of Milwaukee’s new Municipal Port Director, Jackie Q. Carter, officially took office during a swearing-in ceremony at Milwaukee City Hall. Mayor Cavalier Johnson appointed Carter in January, and the Milwaukee Common Council confirmed her appointment earlier in February.