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The Port & the Environment

Waterborne transportation...

 

—Fox River Trail —

 
The Port & the Environment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 6, 2011
1. The Port & the Environment Marker
Inscription.
is the most cost-effective mode of transportation when compared to truck or rail. Ships quietly move cargo farther (per ton mile) and more efficiently than trucks or trains. Most importantly, ships move cargo more safely than trucks and trains.

Consider that a ship destined for the Port of Green Bay carrying 18,000 tons of coal from Sandusky, Ohio, through the Great Lakes will burn more than 7,000 gallons of fuel. However, if that same amount of coal was delivered to Green Bay by rail, it would take almost 200 rail cars and burn 36,000 gallons of fuel. If by truck, an additional 700 trucks would be on our already-congested highways, using more than 110,000 gallons of fuel!

Waterborne shipping saves fuel and results in less fuel-emission pollution. Using the coal example above, moving the same amount of cargo by truck would result in 16 tons of emissions, or by rail would result in 11 tons of emissions. Transporting this cargo by ship would result in only one ton of emissions. With more than 200 ships entering the Port of Green Bay annually, it is quite easy to see that moving cargo by ship is the environmental choice.

Waterborne transportation generates the least amount of air pollution, ground pollution and water pollution. Waterborne transportation offers lower fuel consumption, fewer accidents,
Marker and Porlier Pier Swing Bridge in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 6, 2011
2. Marker and Porlier Pier Swing Bridge in distance.
less noise and reduced congestion on our highways. For these reasons, the Port of Green Bay has a bright future not only economically, but environmentally, which benefits everyone.
 
Location. 44° 29.451′ N, 88° 1.451′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive (State Highway 57) 0.3 miles north of West St Joseph Street. Touch for map. Located on the Fox River Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minahan's Tomb (was about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); First Redemptorist Church in America (approx. half a mile away); Shantytown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hazelwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Hazelwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Little House with a Big History (approx. ¾ mile away); First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
More about this marker. On the left is a photo of the "Port of Green Bay" and on the right is a graphic illustration of "Transportation Efficiencies"
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fox River Trail. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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