Cleveland Has a Port?

Ask any Cleveland, Ohio enthusiast about the city and they’ll rave about the Cavaliers’ NBA Championship, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and gorgeous beaches.  But, even die-hard fanatics might not know that Cleveland has a sea port.

Nestled next to the Cleveland football stadium, this port is far from a ‘mistake on the lake.’  Processing roughly 13 million tons of cargo annually, the Port of Cleveland is a the first major U.S. port of call along the St. Lawrence Seaway System and a cost-effective gateway to the U.S. Midwest market.

Imports and exports depend heavily the port’s multi-modal infrastructure connecting Cleveland to all major highways, CSX & Norfolk Southern rail systems, and access to 100 commercial ports line the navigation channel.  In partner with the largest ship owner in the Netherlands, the Spliethoff Group, the Cleveland-Europe Express also offers direct, scheduled service to the Port of Antwerp – a great alternative to typical East Coast trans-Atlantic routings.

This trading jewel can also be extremely strategic for anyone moving project cargo.  One of the costliest parts in moving out-of-guage freight is the domestic transportation.  By circumventing busier East Coast ports, shippers can save on costly state permit fees, reduce mileage by positioning freight closer to the final destination, or utilize the transit as ‘floating warehousing.’

A bit more interested in Cleveland?  Contact me, Jordan McComb, at Green Worldwide Shipping, to sea if this freight option is right for you!


Business Development Manager, Green Worldwide Shipping, LLC.

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Cool Cargo: Beer!

Cool Cargo (2)Our New York City branch has been handling joint shipments of beer from the United States for some time now, but this week they had the opportunity to do something pretty special.

Green Worldwide NYC moved three separate air shipments from three different breweries in the Northeast to Copenhagen for Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, a beer festival celebrating some of the best breweries from around the globe.

The three US Breweries that they were privileged to ship for work to create some of the world’s top 100 beverages. One of the beers they shipped is currently ranked seventh in the world.



The festival’s lineup

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NEWS: April Automotive Body Parts Press Delivery

automotive pressIn April, Green Worldwide arranged the delivery of a complete Automotive Body Parts Press in the southeastern United States. The disassembled Press shipped in seven oversized wooden crates with weights up to 320,000 pounds (145 Metric Tons).

After the seven units shipped to the Port of Savannah, the 320,000 pound ‘Crown’ loaded onto a 20-axle Dual-Lane truck, and the 200,000-pound ‘Bed’ loaded onto a 19-axle trailer. Both the Bed and Crown required night moves and the 500km trips were completed in just two nights.

Below is a gallery of photos from the move.

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