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First Ship Contest

Can you guess when the first ship will enter the Port of Green Bay's shipping channel in 2019? 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 Free Kayak Tour with Door County Kayak Tours, $120 Gift Certificate to Landmark Resort in Door County, a 200th Anniversary Brown County Monopoly Game and Two Port of Green Bay Coffee Mugs.

The shipping industry is significant for the Port of Green Bay and the Greater Green Bay region. A total of 2,087,391 metric tons were moved in and out of the Port during the 2018 shipping season, representing a 14 percent increase over 2017. 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. Go ahead, fill out the form and take a guess!