Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Port of Cleveland Set to Kick-Off the 2016 Shipping Season

May 10, 2016 - Following a banner year for shipping cargo levels last year, the Port of Cleveland is open and ready for more growth in 2016. On Tuesday, May 10, the Port will commemorate the start of the shipping season, dedicate two new mobile harbor cranes that will increase efficiency on the docks, and make exciting announcements regarding new users of its Cleveland-Europe Express liner service. The Honorable Betty Sutton will also be on hand to present the Port with the 2015 Pacesetter Award for a boost in international cargo tonnage shipped through its facilities last year.

WHO: The Honorable Betty Sutton, Administrator for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development
Kevin J. Kelley, President, Cleveland City Council
Chris Ronayne, Chair, Port of Cleveland Board
Will Friedman, President and CEO, Port of Cleveland
Matthew D. Joyce, Director Americas Supply Chain, Lubrizol

WHERE:  The Port of Cleveland  
110 West 9th Street Suite 300, Cleveland
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 p.m.

About The Port of Cleveland
The Port of Cleveland is an economic engine and key to Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness, providing the quickest route between North American’s Heartland and Europe and linking the region to the world. The Port annually brings over13-million tons of cargo through Cleveland Harbor, producing $1.8 billion in economic activity and nearly 18,000 jobs.  As a Green Port on a Great Lake, the Port plays a leading role in the environmental restoration and revitalization of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, and helps to create vibrant, accessible waterfronts for all. For more information, please visit the Port website at: www.portofcleveland.com.