Port of Toledo
As we turn on to Lee Street, off in the distance to the north you can see the tops of cranes at the Port Authority Docks.
The Port of Toledo is a multi-modal transportation hub with heavy waterborne, rail and highway activity. The seaport is managed by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, which also plays a major role in economic development for northwest Ohio.
The Port of Toledo is home to 15 terminals linked to global markets through the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway System. The Port handles over 12 million tons of cargo and 700 vessel calls each year, and the Toledo Shipyard is home to one of the only U.S. full service shipyards with dry docks on the lower lakes.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Toledo is located at a national crossroads of four railroads and two transcontinental highways.
- Forty-three percent of the U.S. industrial market and forty-seven percent of the Canadian market are located within a one day drive (500 mile radius) of Toledo.
- Here’s something else - the Port of Toledo is a designated Foreign Trade Zone area.