Ohio’s maritime ports and Great Lakes shipping companies were joined by the OMA in a maritime industry day at the Statehouse this week. The goal of the activity was to inform legislators about the under-appreciated importance of Great Lakes shipping to the state’s economy.
Almost 40 million tons of cargo move through Ohio’s Lake Erie ports each year: iron ore, coal, grain, and other products. This commerce generates $3 billion in business revenue, and supports more than 28,000 Ohio jobs. Over the past five years, the industry has invested more than $130 million in Ohio’s maritime infrastructure. 1/26/2017