26,000 tons of salt arrive at Port Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Port Milwaukee anticipates up to 7,000 tons of road salt will be trucked to customers Thursday as recent inclement weather has public works crews throughout the region replenishing their supplies. Hundreds of trucks will load salt at the Port’s Jones Island facility during the day. Tenants of Port Milwaukee supply deicing salt to local and state government facilities throughout southeastern Wisconsin and into northern Illinois.
As trucks move salt from Port Milwaukee, the Laker Algowood is delivering additional salt. That vessel arrived this morning carrying 26,000 tons of salt from Goderich, Ontario. Mines there supply much of the road salt used in this region.
Approximately 950,000 tons of salt moved through Port Milwaukee in 2017. Moving bulk products through the Port is both efficient and cost-effective. Local governments and taxpayers save significant amounts of money because salt is handled at Port Milwaukee.