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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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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.


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Port Milwaukee Temporarily Expands Public Access Hours for Residents to Enjoy Smelting Season

March 22, 2022 - Port Milwaukee is temporarily expanding public access hours for the area under the Hoan Bridge to accommodate requests from residents who are wishing to participate in Wisconsin’s traditional smelting season. Smelts are a family of small fish found, as well as in North American rivers, streams and lakes, including the Great Lakes.