The Duluth Seaway Port Authority
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is an independent public agency created by the Minnesota State Legislature to foster regional maritime commerce, promote trade development, facilitate industrial development and serve as an advocate for port interests here and around the world.
Our mission is to bring business to the port and economic development to the region.
The Port Authority also owns and manages multiple waterfront properties, including the 120-acre Clure Public Marine Terminal (the port’s only general cargo facility), Erie Pier and an industrial park near the Duluth International Airport. The Port Authority is the grantee of Foreign Trade Zone No. 51.
Led by an executive director, the Port Authority staff provides leadership for and support to the local maritime community. The Port of Duluth-Superior is the largest tonnage port on the Great Lakes and ranks among the top 20 ports in the U.S., handling an average of 35 million short tons of cargo and hosting approximately 800 vessel visits each year.