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Port of Green Bay largely unaffected by supply chain issues

Answer lies in lack of container traffic
Supply Chains
Posted at 10:58 AM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-14 12:07:15-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — While supply chain issues ravage various industries and aspects of life as the world tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders at the Port of Green Bay say they have not seen the same issues due to the type of traffic the westernmost port of Lake Michigan receives.

"Almost all the commodity movement into the Port of Green Bay is bulk material intended for industry use," Mark Walter, business development manager for Brown County Port & Resource Recovery said. "We do not have any container traffic into Green Bay or even much of the Great Lakes at this point."

The Port of Green Bay is one of 14 ports along the Fox River that handle more than two million tons of cargo annually. They handle mostly bulk material such as "coal, limestone and salt, bulk liquids like petroleum products, liquid asphalt and tallow, and break-bulk commodities including wood pulp and forest products in addition to over sized cargo like machinery and wind components," according to the Port's website.

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