Port of Milwaukee to Get $31M Agricultural Commodity Export Facility
Port Milwaukee - a deep draft international commercial harbor with multiple ship terminal, deep docking space, storage, and transloading facilities for cargo - will be the site for a new $31 million agricultural commodity export facility.
Construction is expected to begin in August 2021 on the facility, which is being partially funded by a $15.9 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s maritime administration. Completion is scheduled for June 2023. A fabric building will be erected to replace an existing outdated structure on-site, which will house a reclaim system to convey stored material for bulk loading. Vertical storage structures also will be added to handle soybeans and grain.
Located on 3.8 acres of leased land on Jones Island at Port Milwaukee adjacent to a waterway and mooring capable of harboring a covered bulk blue water material cargo vessel, the products to be transloaded at the site will mainly be dry distillers grain with solubles (DDGs) and soybeans, with the possibility of also handling corn and other grains. The transload facility will include rail and truck gravity dump hoppers and a conveyor system to transfer materials into the fabric building.