Cleveland General Cargo Terminal

General Cargo

  • Breakbulk
  • Containers
  • Dry bulk
  • Heavy machinery
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Steel
  • Wind-energy components
  • Over-sized project cargo


Water: The Port of Cleveland is the first major U.S. port of call on the Great Lakes. Acting as a gateway to major Midwest markets — such as Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Chicago — the Port of Cleveland connects 1/2 of all U.S. households, businesses and manufacturing plants within an 8-hour drive of the port. Also, the Port provides strategic advantages for partners through ease of access, ample capacity and lack of congestion allowing partners to save up to 10 days on door-to-door transit via the St. Lawrence Seaway compared to coastal port routings.


Rail: The Port is serviced by two Class 1 Railroads: CSX & Norfolk Southern. All on-dock switching services performed by OmniTRAX.


Highways: From the Port’s main gate on West 3rd Street, trucks have immediate access to State Route 2 and I-90. Quick access to I-77 and I- 71 are minutes away; The Ohio Turnpike (80) is 25 miles away.


The Advantage

The Port of Cleveland serves as the premier international multimodal trade hub on the Great Lakes and the gateway to America’s Heartland. The Port provides a critical connection between Northeast Ohio and the global economy. The Port of Cleveland gives shippers a competitive advantage by providing access to:

  • Faster door-to-door transit time
  • An all-water seaway route directly into U.S. heartland
  • Reduced congestion
  • Ample capacity
  • Half of U.S households and manufacturing plants within an 8-hour drive

The Port of Cleveland has a strategic partnership with LOGISTEC. Learn more here.

The Facility

The 80-acre general cargo operation, with full seaway depth of 27’, is maintained at all times.

The facility has: two mobile cranes with 60-ton capacity each; two Class 1 railroads; substantial lay-down areas, and inside storage capacity.