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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.

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Heavy Lift and Bulk Operations

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

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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.

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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.


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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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Request for Proposals (RFP) Announced for Capital Asset Renewal Plan

September 11, 2020 - The Port seeks to establish a new Capital Asset Renewal Plan (CARP) to comprehensively address deficiencies in port facilities and infrastructure and establish a new preventative maintenance schedule.


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Wisconsin Commercial Ports to Hold Statewide Meeting Virtually

August 12, 2020 - On Thursday, August 13, 2020, the annual gathering of the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association (WCPA) will take place via video-teleconference. The meeting will include presentations from local, state, and federal experts and policymakers, including agencies that support the growth and development of Wisconsin’s commercial ports by addressing operational challenges and identifying catalytic infrastructure funding.


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Major Leases at Port Milwaukee Bring New Business and Investment

August 4, 2020 - Two significant new projects take steps forward this week as the Board of Harbor Commissioners considers new long-term leases with The DeLong Co. and with Michels Corporation.


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Port Milwaukee Cruise Schedule Update

April 17, 2020 - “As expected, we received formal notification that some planned passenger cruise ship visits at Port Milwaukee in the summer of 2020 have been postponed, including cruise calls by the Pearl Mist in June, in accordance with updated guidance from...


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Update from Port Milwaukee

March 25, 2020 - The challenges presented by COVID-19 and the associated public health precautions have not stopped commercial activity at Port Milwaukee. Transportation operations including rail, trucking, and shipping continue on Jones Island. Port tenants and terminal facilities on Jones Island remain in operation...