The expansion project is geared toward growing the port’s agriculture import-export business.
The expansion project is geared toward growing the port’s agriculture import-export business and will include the addition of two 800-ton grain storage bins, a new conveyor system and the rehabilitation of two rail bridges. The project was set to begin in 2017, but was moved up at the request of Senator Patricia A. Ritchie of New York.
“With its proximity to Canada, and its location as the last deepwater port for outward bound shipping from the Great Lakes, the Port of Ogdensburg can play a key role in growing our economy and helping to create new jobs,” Ritchie said in April.
Ritchie said the project also positions the port to better serve the needs of North Country farmers and agribusinesses by making it easier to move products to newer and bigger markets by both rail and water.