Port of Cleveland International Shipping Connection Reaches 30 Countries Across Four Continents

Board agenda includes milestones in maritime, development finance, infrastructure, and environmental initiatives


Cleveland, Ohio (July 9, 2015) – The Board of Directors for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority met today to receive an update on impressive maritime figures and approve an agenda including additional milestones in development financing and environmental remediation of the Cuyahoga River.  Since launching last year, the Cleveland-Europe Express (CEE) liner service operated by Dutch ship owner Spliethoff Group has positioned the Port as a leader on the Great Lakes, and recent data supports the value of the strategic investment.  2015.07.10 Full Press Release

Port Seeks to Join Lawsuit to Protect Lake Erie

Today, the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority filed a motion in federal court to join the State of Ohio as a plaintiff in litigation to resolve a dispute with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proper management of material dredged from Cleveland harbor and the responsibility for associated costs.  2015.04.23 Full Media Advisory

Port of Cleveland to Make Strategic Investments to Increase Competitiveness

Board approves funds for new cranes and warehouse construction


Cleveland, Ohio (April 22, 2015) – The Board of Directors for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority met today and approved a series of critical investments in its docks and maritime capacity that will better position the Port with shippers and operate in a more green, efficient manner.  The $7.9 million in infrastructure improvements, funded fully through grants and forgivable loans, include construction of a new warehouse, purchase of new cranes, and new equipment to support the Cleveland-Europe Express liner service operated by Dutch ship owner Spliethoff Group.   2015.04.22 Full Press Release

Port of Cleveland Taps Chris Ronayne to Lead Board of Directors

New slate of Officers elected as Port positions to continue role in supporting jobs, global competiveness for the region


Cleveland, Ohio (March 31, 2015) – The Board of Trustees for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority today unanimously elected Chris Ronayne as its new board chair. As President and CEO of University Circle, Inc., which oversees the growth and direction of one of Ohio’s fastest growing employment district, Ronayne has led planning, development, education, marketing, police, and other shared services for the district over a decade of sustained growth.

“I’m truly looking forward to leveraging the economic power of the Port of Cleveland to create more jobs for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio,” said Ronayne. “From our international export capacity to our financing capabilities, the Port of Cleveland is a key logistics hub and financing center that can enhance our regional economic development agenda.”  2015.03.31 Full Press Release Port Board Leadership

Port Board Approves Agreement to Expand Cleveland-Europe Express

Dynamic board agenda also includes milestones in development finance and environmental stewardship


Cleveland, Ohio (March 31, 2015) – The Board of Directors for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority met today and approved a dynamic agenda of items in maritime commerce, development finance, and environmental stewardship that will produce benefits for Northeast Ohio’s economy and citizens.

The Board approved a new service agreement with the Spliethoff Group to continue operating the Cleveland – Europe Express, the only direct, scheduled maritime service from the Great Lakes to Europe.  The new agreement will double the frequency of the service and continue the momentum from 2014, the inaugural season of the service. 2015.03.31 Full Press Release



CLEVELAND, OH (December 16, 2014) – The board of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority voted today to accept an annual budget for 2015; it includes $20 million in capital investments to enhance maritime operations and sediment management.  2014.12.16 Full Press Release

Port of Cleveland Approves Refinancings, Accepts Homeland Security Grant

CLEVELAND, OH (October 15, 2014) – The Port of Cleveland’s Board of Directors voted today to provide up to $161 million to support the combined refinancings of four previous economic development projects, as well as approved the acceptance of a Homeland Security grant.  2014.10.15 Full Press Release

Port of Cleveland Ranks #1 in Annual Logistics Survey

Port credits innovative European liner service and rail investments

CLEVELAND, OH (September 23, 2014) – The Port of Cleveland is ranked as providing the best customer satisfaction and performance excellence among Great Lakes ports and scored the highest among all ports in the nation, according to the annual “Quest for Quality Awards” given by Logistics Management magazine.

For more than three decades, “Quest for Quality” has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most credible measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence. Its scores come from port customers, “the buyers of logistics and transportation services who put these ports to work around the clock and around the globe,” said Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media, LLC., the publisher of Logistics Management.  Full Press Release 2014.09.23


New stevedore for CEE in Cleveland also announced

AMSTERDAM, NS/CLEVELAND, OH (September 18, 2014) – The Port of Cleveland and Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group announced today their mutual intent to add a second monthly vessel to the Cleveland-Europe Express (CEE), the only scheduled ocean service for containerized and breakbulk freight operating between Europe and a Great Lakes port.  Full Press Release 2014.09.18

Port of Cleveland Announces Best Month for New Liner Service

Cleveland Europe Express shows major increase in volume, while established maritime and development finance revenues also up substantially

CLEVELAND, OH (July 17, 2014) – The Port of Cleveland announced that its Cleveland-Europe Express, the dedicated monthly liner service that launched in April, had its best month to date in June. This start-up service doubled its revenues in June when compared to either April or May.

“The Port of Cleveland is booming and we are very encouraged by the performance of the new Cleveland-Europe Express service, which is still in its infancy,” said William D. Friedman, president and CEO. “The large increase in volume in June bodes well for the remainder of the year as we continue to offer companies and shippers throughout the interior U.S. a faster, more cost-effective and greener shipping alternative to Europe and the world.” 2014.07.17 Full Press Release 


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