About Port of Cleveland

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority is the only local government agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County. The Port of Cleveland is an economic engine for our community, a key to Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness, and a crucial partner in building Cuyahoga County’s future. The Port of Cleveland spurs job creation and helps our region compete globally by connecting local businesses to world markets through the most cost-effective, method of freight transportation in the region. The Port of Cleveland also plays a crucial role in stimulating economic development by connecting private investors with landmark projects throughout our region.

And, as an outgrowth of its maritime activities, the Port is also an environmental steward of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River, two of our area’s greatest natural assets.

The following numbers demonstrate the economic activity that depends on the maritime sector at Port facilities and along the Cuyahoga River ship channel:

  • 17,832 Jobs
  • $1.08 Billion in Annual Personal Income
  • $112 Million in Annual Taxes Paid to Local and State Government
  • $508 Million in Annual Local Purchases
  • $1.08 Billion in Annual Economic Activity

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The Maritime Concierge for Canadian & U.S. Great Lakes Ports

As Canadian Vessel Agents and Great Lakes Agents, World Shipping is the maritime concierge for Canadian Great Lakes ports and all U.S. Great Lakes Ports including:

Canadian Vessel Agents – Canadian Ports

Great Lakes Vessel Agents – U.S. Ports


 About World Shipping, Inc.


Over 55 Years of Heritage

Since 1960, World Shipping has been active in serving shippers and receivers of international cargo operating in multiple segments, including freight forwarding, ocean freight, trucking, rail operations, warehousing and distribution, bulk liquid international logistics, and customs clearance. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.

Vessel Agents Since 1960

World Shipping, Inc. is an independent shipping agency (Great Lakes Vessel Agents & Canadian Vessel Agents) specializing in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics.