The Port of Green Bay, Wis., reported cargo tonnage in April surged 117 percent compared to the same month last year.
“We had a great April,” said Dean Haen, port and solid waste director, in a written statement. “The port had 15 ship arrivals that transported more than 192,000 metric tons of cargo. Last April, we only had about 88,000.”
Despite a somewhat slower start to the shipping season because of poor weather conditions, Haen said these strong numbers are a good sign.
“We take things one month at a time,” he said. “As the economy improves, we will hopefully continue to see larger tonnage totals throughout the season.”