Green Bay CVB
Welcome Packers

First Ship Contest

Can you guess when the first ship will enter the Port of Green Bay's shipping channel in 2021? It could be science that guides you, or maybe a little bit of luck.

Again this year, the Port of Green Bay and Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering in a contest that embraces the age-old tradition of guessing the day the first ship will arrive at port. 

Tradition also holds, that due to weather and other shipping factors, no one knows when arrival will take place. The person who guesses the closest date and time of the first ship's arrival, will win a prize package offered by the Port of Green Bay which includes a $100 Door County Gift Certificate (good for use at a variety of shops, attractions and lodging) and two Port of Green Bay Drawstring “Goodie” Bags.

The shipping industry is significant for the Port of Green Bay and the Greater Green Bay region. A total of 1,922,608 metric tons were moved in and out of the Port during the 2020 shipping season. The Port has 14 terminal operators along the Fox River and businesses handle dry bulk commodities such as coal, limestone and salt, bulk liquids like petroleum products, liquid asphalt and tallow, and breakbulk commodities including wood pulp and forest products in addition to oversized cargo like machinery and wind components. As the westernmost Lake Michigan dock, railroad companies and major trucking firms utilize the Port of Green Bay. Visit for more port information.

**This contest is now closed as a ship is scheduled to arrive any day. The winner will be announced soon.