MN - Duluth Seaway Port Authority awarded $10.5 million infrastructure grant
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has been allocated a $10.5 million MARAD Port Infrastructure Development grant, “The Port of Duluth is integral to transporting the food, materials, and other vital goods from northern Minnesota to other parts of the world,” said Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08). “By investing in this port, we are ensuring reliable operations for years to come, and continued economic prosperity by extension. During my time as a St. Louis County Commissioner, I was appointed to serve on the board of the Port Authority, so I know the economic importance of a viable port and am proud to have helped secure this grant in my current role as Congressman.”
The grant will help fund construction of a 56,000-square-foot, rail-served warehouse at the Clure Public Marine Terminal, along with rehabilitation of 1,775 lineal feet of deteriorating dock walls at Berth 10 and 11 of the Clure Terminal Expansion.
The new warehouse will build upon an existing 430,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Clure Terminal in high demand by regional businesses.
The dock wall rehabilitation will fortify 7 acres of laydown space for inbound and outbound heavy-lift cargo and also protect the recently renovated dock deck.