The Port of Green Bay is the western-most port of Lake Michigan offering a direct route for shipping raw goods and materials using the most cost effective and sustainable method of transportation available.  An extensive network of highways and railroads provide a direct connection from the Port to regional markets and America's Heartland.

There are 14 port businesses located along three miles of the Fox River. These businesses move more than two million tons of cargo on more than 200 ships each year. Port businesses handle dry bulk commodities 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.

The Port of Green Bay is a vital part of our local economy, our history and our lives. It plays an important role in the transportation of goods and commodities that are critical to the economic health of the region. Opportunities for growth, whether using an existing port facility or developing a new property, makes the port an attractive option for businesses.

Ship Activity

First Ship Contest

Can you guess when the first ship will enter the Port of Green Bay's shipping channel in 2019? It could be science that guides you, or maybe a little bit of luck.

Again this year, the Port of Green Bay and Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering in a contest that embraces the age-old tradition of guessing the day the first ship will arrive at port. Tradition also holds, that due to weather and other shipping factors, no one knows when arrival will take place. Last year, the 2018 shipping season was kicked off on March 26th with the arrival of the Michigan Great Lakes. When do you think the first ship will arrive this year?

The person who guesses the closest date and time of the first ship's arrival, will win a prize package offered by the Port of Green Bay which includes:

Visit to submit your guess. Entries will be accepted until the first ship arrives..

Complete Contest Rules

Ship Tracking

Check out where ships are at all times through Boat Nerd & Marine Traffic



The Port of Green Bay is the westernmost port of Lake Michigan. The Port of Green Bay offers the shortest, most direct route for shipments between the Midwest and the world and is located at 44° 31' north latitude/88° 00' west longitude.