The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is proud to announce a 2.24 percent increase in tonnage through the Port of Toledo in 2022, when compared to 2021. A total of 11,684,394 short tons traveled through the Port of Toledo last year – the highest tonnage the seaport has seen since 2007.
The Port set a record for aluminum handled at the General Cargo Dock, operated by Midwest Terminals, and grain had the strongest year-over-year growth with an increase of 14.79 percent over 2021. 2022 was also the first full operating season for the Cleveland-Cliffs’ Toledo Direct Reduction Plant, driving iron ore tonnage up nearly five percent from the previous year.
The Port Authority invested heavily in infrastructure in 2022. At the General Cargo Dock, over $5 million in repair work has been completed on the dock wall. An additional $10.6 million of work is in progress, which is being funded through the U.S. Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program and the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Maritime Assistance Program.