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Duluth-Superior Port

Protected by a natural sandbar, the Duluth-Superior Harbor holds the largest port on the Great Lakes.

Port Facts

  • Averages about 40 million metric tons of cargo annually
  • Waterfront is 79 kilometers long, with 27 kilometers of dredged channels 1,100 vessels call annually
  • Principal cargos--Ore (40%), Coal (40%), Grain (10%)

Rankings

  • Ore - No. 1 nationally
  • Coal - No. 5 nationally
  • Grain - No. 1 U.S. Great Lakes
  • Total cargo volume - No. 1 Great Lakes
  • Total cargo volume (2002) - No. 18 nationally

Economic Impact

  • $200 million economic impact, with 2,000 jobs dependent upon the port
  • $1.9 billion worth of cargo handled. (2001)

Port of Duluth-Superior/Principal Docks

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority's interactive map shows the maritime facilities in the Duluth-Superior Harbor as well as what commodities are exchanged there.


Maritime Transportation:

Topic Highlights:

Contact:

Dale Bergeron
Maritime Extension Educator

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