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The Port of Cleveland is a bulk freight shipping at the mouth of the Cuyahoga Rivermarker on Lake Eriemarker and adjacent to the United States of Americamarker city of Clevelandmarker, in Cuyahoga Countymarker, Ohiomarker.It is the third-largest port in the Great Lakesmarker, the fourth-largest Great Lakes port by annual tonnage.

Cargo

The Port of Cleveland handles the bulk of raw material shipments for regional manufacturing, as well as exporting some local resources (salt mined from under Lake Erie, materials quarried locally, Ohio farm surpluses, ...).

Primary Cargoes

  • Inbound: Steel, heavy machinery, liquid/dry bulk
  • Outbound: machinery and steel


Overall Annual Tonnage

  • Generating $1 billion ($1,000,000,000.00 USD) per year in trade.
  • Annual cargo handling averages between 11 million to 16 million tons
  • Dry Bulk (loose materials such as limestone and grain): 12 million tons
  • Break Bulk (packaged materials): 500,000 tons
  • about 1,000 vessel visits,


Tonnage for Port of Cleveland
Year

U.S.marker

Rank

Total

Tons

Domestic

Tons

Foreign

Total

Tons

Foreign

Imports

Tons

Foreign

Exports

Tons

Reference

2006 44 15,186,819 11,467,131 3,719,688 3,598,998 120,690
2005 47 13,640,966 10,225,360 3,415,606 3,137,262 278,344
2004 44 15,774,611 11,855,282 3,919,329 3,567,866 351,463
2003 47 12,620,794 9,508,542 3,112,252 2,708,093 404,159
2002 48 11,411,765 9,083,965 2,327,800 2,270,800 57,000
2001 48 11,937,815 9,203,587 2,734,228 2,430,028 304,200
2000 44 14,390,802 11,914,437 2,476,365 2,262,104 214,261


Break- and Dry- Bulk Tonnage for Port of Cleveland
Year

Dry Bulk

short Tons

Break Bulk

short Tons

2000 1,028,500 949,552
1999 934,306 721,369
1998 1,239,551 1,182,792
1997 1,521,729 1,045,377
1996 1,809,000 1,158,056
1995 1,531,985 779,314
1994 1,899,989 869,669
1993 2,069,184 764,743
1992 2,700,842 435,286
1991 2,852,675 913,670
1990 3,038,535 773,922


Connections

Rail

Connections to:

(2) Class I railroads: and several regional/short-line railroads:

Truck

Port has truck access to four major Interstate highways:
*East to: Akronmarker, Streetsboromarker, Youngstownmarker; and Pennsylvania Turnpike
*West to: North Ridgevillemarker, Lorainmarker, Toledomarker; and Indiana Toll Road
*East to: Euclid, Ohiomarker, Willoughbymarker; Erie, Pennsylvaniamarker and Buffalo, New Yorkmarker
*West to: Westlakemarker, Elyriamarker, Toledomarker; and South Bend, Indianamarker
as well as local bypasses/connectors: and Ohio State Routes, such as:
*East to: Euclidmarker and Painesvillemarker
*West to: Rocky Rivermarker and Elyriamarker


Facilities

A warehouse at the Port of Cleveland
Eight international cargo berths and docks consist of of land alongside Lake Eriemarker on the east side of the Cuyahoga Rivermarker, while the Cleveland Bulk Terminal transshipment facility occupies just west of the river.

Geography

The Port of Cleveland spans across the Cleveland Harbor on Lake Eriemarker and up the Cuyahoga Rivermarker to the Turning Basin.

Port of Cleveland
Name

USGS

GNIS

Feature

ID #

and

Link

Coordinates

Elevation

Cleveland Harbor [ 1072326]
Cuyahoga Rivermarker [ 1072205]
Turning Basin [ 1047220]


Maritime

Docks are maintained at a full Great Lakesmarker seaway depth, which is .

Operators

Four terminal operators use port facilities:

Cleveland Bulk Terminal

Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT), located at 5500 Whiskey Island Drive, on Whiskey Island, is port-owned but operated by Oglebay-Norton which handles iron ore transfers. The lakefront facility can accommodate vessels used to discharge and reload rail cars. The automated CBT iron ore loader system on Whiskey Island on the west side of the Cuyahoga Rivermarker loads materials onto boats from the terminal and transfers materials at a rate of 5,200 tons per hour. Limited handling of materials greatly improves the quality of pellets delivered to the mill.

The ore loader operation benefits three Clevelandmarker companies:

Terminals

These facilities are:
  • nine berths and docks in either open dock or two-berth facilities
  • capacity for lifting up to 150 net tons
  • direct rail access and warehousing ability
  • over of linear dock space,
  • of warehouse space and
  • of open storage for general cargo operations.


Port of Cleveland Terminals
Dock

Coordinates

Berth

Length

Warehouse

Storage

Facilities

Tenants

20 dry bulk, outside storage, cement Essroc (Italcementi Group) and Kenmore Construction
22 Federal Marine Terminals, Inc.
24 24:

A:
24:

A:
30-ton overhead cranes Federal Marine Terminals, Inc.
26 26: Federal Marine Terminals, Inc.
28 Buckeye Booster: heavy 150-ton capacity lift crane Federal Marine Terminals, Inc.
30 Federal Marine Terminals, Inc.
32 City of Cleveland, Ohiomarker used for non-Maritime development including the new Lake Shore Electric Railway interurban museum (since 2006).
CBT Outside storage:

Oglebay Norton Co.
Totals


Foreign Trade Zones

Clevelandmarker-Cuyahoga Countymarker Port Authority, Grantee #40, operates-owns several General Purpose Zone Foreign Trade Zone in Cuyahoga Countymarker, Ashtabula Countymarker and Lorain Countymarker.

Port of Cleveland

Port of Cleveland complex located on Lake Eriemarker at the mouth of the Cuyahoga Rivermarker includes five general cargo facilities operated by port-approved stevedoring contractors.

Tow Path Valley Business Park

Tow Path Valley Business Park is located on both sides of the east and west bank of the Cuyahoga Rivermarker bordered by Jennings Road on the south, Upper Campbell Road on the east, I-490/I-77/Dille Road on the north and West 14th Street to the west.

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