Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Ports and Waterways in Minnesota

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Navigable Minnesota waterway activity

Lake Port Tonnage Moved

Total Lake Port Tonnage Moved (in net tons)
Lake Ports Inbound 2015 Outbound 2015 Total in 2015 Total in 2014
Duluth-Superior 4,110,644 28,757,280 32,867,924 37,552,802
Two Harbors 0 15,769,132 15,769,132 14,141,124
Silver Bay 0 7,911,368 7,911,368 4,986,169
Taconite Harbor 629,500 0 629,500 622,890
Total Lakes 4,740,144 52,437,780 57,177,924 57,302,985

•Annual tonnages will vary due to conditions, rates and demand.

 

River Port Tonnage Moved

Total River Port Tonnage Moved (in net tons)
River Ports Inbound 2015 Outbound 2015 Total in 2015 Total in 2014
Minneapolis 172,800 51,071 223,871 573,168
St. Paul and Below 3,895,549 2,991,472 6,887,022 6,315,039
Savage 682,172 1,441,029 2,123,201 1,704,930
Red Wing 96,770 588,165 684,935 433,840
Winona 757,847 950,064 1,707,910 1,700,883
Total River 5,605,138 6,021,801 11,626,940 10,727,859

•Annual tonnages will vary due to conditions, rates and demand.

 

Total Lake and River Port Tonnage Moved

Total Lake and River Port Tonnage Moved (in net tons)
River and Lake Ports Inbound 2015 Outbound 2015 Total in 2015 Total in 2014
Total Lake and River 10,345,282 58,459,581 68,804,864 68,030,844

•Annual tonnages will vary due to conditions, rates and demand.

 

Major Commodities Moved

Major Lake Commodities (in net tons)
Commodities
Inbound
Commodities
Outbound
2015 2014
2015
2014
Taconite - - Taconite 37,599,330 36,919,139
Coal 735,342 871,349 Scrap Iron 13,306,055 13,878,894
Grain - 19,409 Asphalt 1,419,276 1,303,437
Limestone 3,034,368 3,391,495 Potash - -

•Annual tonnages will vary due to conditions, rates and demand.

Major River Commodities (in net tons)
Commodities
Inbound
Commodities
Outbound
2015 2014
2015
2014
Aggregate 1,225,793 1,248,018 Grain 3,412,457 2,405,518
Fertilizer 1,518,352 1,756,556 Scrap Iron 280,643 234,425
Salt 745,679 874,016 Asphalt - 30,232
Cement 1,124,773 1,302,985 Potash 217,354 224,593
Slag 71,979 - Pet. Coke - -
Caustic Soda 47,773 35,380 Sand - 449,926
Steel 133,204 45,622 Petroleum - -
Coal 69,425 57,643 DDGS 440,885 239,604

•Annual tonnages will vary due to conditions, rates and demand.