Water Transportation

Ohio’s Water Ports – Nine ports on Lake Erie and 16 terminals along the Ohio River rank Ohio the fourth-largest maritime state by tonnage moved. Because Ohio Port Authorities frequently offer both water and air transport, Ohio's maritime system proves a critical advantage in product transport. The West Central Ohio Industrial Center is located about midway between the Port of Toledo on Lake Erie and numerous terminals on the Ohio River near Cincinnati. Interstate 75 provides a direct link between both maritime options.

Port of Toledo – 60 miles north on Interstate 75
The Port of Toledo, located at the confluence of the Maumee River and Lake Erie, links producers and consumer to domestic and international markets. With nearly seven miles of seaway draft waterfront and integrated access to rail, trucking, and air transport, the Port of Toledo is one of the busiest and most diverse transportation centers on the Great Lakes.

The Port of Toledo's Overseas Cargo Center provides 150 acres of ample warehouse and open storage along nearly one mile of straight-line wharf. It is served by gantry cranes along the entire wharf. Ships from throughout the world discharge and load the most diverse cargos of all the Great Lakes ports.

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The phrase “Shovel Ready” is a widely used term in economic development circles. While it might have many different definitions, here’s what makes our location Beyond Shovel Ready:


Available Acres

Price per Acre

Highway Access

Rail Access






Natural Gas



Sanitary Sewer

Up to 200 Acres


I-75 @ US 33


350,000 within 50 mi.

All on Site


Fiber on Site

69KV Substation on Site

4" Lines on Site

10" - 15" Lines on Site

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10" & 12" Lines on Site