Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Ports and Waterways

Navigable Minnesota waterway activity

Lake Port Tonnage Moved

Total Lake Port Tonnage Moved (in net tons)
Lake Ports Inbound 2016 Outbound 2016 Total in 2016 Total in 2015
Duluth-Superior 3,618,684 26,480,069 30,098,753 32,867,924
Two Harbors 0 15,431,524 15,431,524 15,769,132
Silver Bay 101,068 3,298,548 3,399,616 7,911,368
Taconite Harbor 208,870 0 208,870 629,500
Total Lakes 3,928,622 45,210,141 49,138,763 57,177,924

 

River Port Tonnage Moved

Total River Port Tonnage Moved (in net tons)
River Ports Inbound 2016 Outbound 2016 Total in 2016 Total in 2015
Minneapolis 0 0 0 223,871
St. Paul and Below 4,277,337 3,852,144 8,129,481 6,887,022
Savage 740,334 2,459,654 3,199,988 2,123,201
Red Wing 110,000 947,372 1,057,372 684,935
Winona 689,091 1,667,260 2,356,351 1,707,910
Total River 5,816,762 8,926,430 14,743,192 11,626,940

 

Total Lake and River Port Tonnage Moved

Total Lake and River Port Tonnage Moved (in net tons)
Lake and River Ports Inbound 2016 Outbound 2016 Total in 2016 Total in 2015
Total Lake and River 9,745,384 54,136,571 63,881,955 68,804,864

 

Major Commodities Moved

Major Lake Commodities (in net tons)
Commodities
Inbound
Commodities
Outbound
2016 2015
2016
2015
Taconite 0 0 Taconite 33,447,674 37,599,330
Coal 448,121 735,342 Coal 10,064,105 13,306,055
Grain 0 0 Grain 1,689,265 1,419,276
Limestone 2,878,984 3,077,003 Limestone 0 0


Major River Commodities (in net tons)
Commodities
Inbound
Commodities
Outbound
2016 2015
2016
2015
Aggregate 1,072,628 1,225,793 Grain 7,145,898 3,412,457
Fertilizer 1,750,230 1,518,352 Scrap Iron 323,530 280,643
Salt 569,254 745,679 Potash 377,433 217,354
Cement 1,261,287 1,124,773 Aggregate 1,060,130 0
Steel 108,422 133,204 DDGS 90,558 440,885


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