Press Releases

The Port Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Complete Construction of New General Aviation Facility at Toledo Express Airport

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 25, 2016 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the completion of a new 5,000 square foot General Aviation Facility at Toledo Express Airport. The General Aviation Facility will be used to clear certain international flight crews, passengers and cargo.

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The Port Authority and the Economic and Community Development Institute Launch the Toledo Microenterprise Development Initiative

Tuesday, March 01, 2016


TOLEDO, Ohio, March 1, 2016 – Paul Toth, President and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, and Steve Fireman, the Economic and Community Development Institute’s (ECDI) President and General Counsel, announce today a partnership to continue to provide access to small business loans to qualified microenterprises and entrepreneurs in Lucas County and the Greater Toledo area. The Microenterprise Development Initiative is designed to provide access to capital and technical assistance to start-up and existing ventures finding it difficult to obtain traditional financing. The Port Authority will be the point of access and ECDI the lending partner. ECDI has over 40 loan funds and will provide loans from $500 to $350,000 to qualified small businesses. It will also provide technical assistance throughout the life of a loan, up to five years of assistance.

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Press Release - November cargoes reflect diversity of Seaway shipments

Friday, December 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2015) "Agricultural commodities along with dry bulk, general cargo and containerized goods continued to enhance cargo tonnage on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System during the month of November," said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.  "With just under a month remaining in the 2015 navigation season, we anticipate vessel activity in the Seaway System to be robust right up to closing."

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2016 Toledo Air Show

Friday, December 11, 2015

(Swanton, Ohio) – The 180th Fighter Wing and the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority are proud to announce the 2016 Toledo Air Show is scheduled for July 16-17.

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Press Release - General Cargo shipments dominate Seaway traffic in June

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2015) - June was an active month for U.S. ports receiving a variety of general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Press Release - U.S. Ports Enjoy A "Fast And Furious" Start To 2015 Shipping Season

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Washington, D.C.  (May 14, 2015) – Even with a slight blip due to ice coverage in late March and early April, U.S. ports along the Great Lakes-Seaway System are tracking ahead of tonnage moved in April 2014.  In fact, most ports are seeing increases in multiple categories.

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BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio showcase project achieves 43 percent in energy savings

Friday, May 01, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 30, 2015 - The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio (BBNWO) program has completed its energy data results as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, which targets 20 percent energy reduction in buildings by 2020. The Port Authority’s headquarters building located at One Maritime Plaza was selected as the showcase project for this challenge, which achieved an annual energy savings of 43 percent and reduced electricity demand by 2.5 megawatts.

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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release - Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Announces Pacesetter Award Winners for 2014 Navigation Season

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2015) – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that seven U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System are receiving the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2014 navigation season compared to the previous year.

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Port Authority to provide up to $50 million in financing for The Andersons’ new headquarters facility

Friday, February 27, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 27, 2015 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors yesterday approved a lease agreement with The Andersons, Inc. to acquire and construct an approximately 130,000 square foot corporate headquarters facility in northwest Ohio through a number of Port Authority financing mechanisms totaling up to $50 million.

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Toledo Express Airport Reports 11.65 Percent Increase In Passenger Enplanements For 2014

Friday, January 16, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 16, 2015 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority welcomed 2015 with positive growth and momentum at Toledo Express Airport (TOL). The airport closed out 2014 with an 11.65 percent increase in passenger enplanements and an increase in overall passengers of 10.83 percent for the year. A total of 176,545 passengers made the choice to fly through TOL in 2014, which helped drive the airport’s second consecutive year-over-year double digit increase in passenger traffic. Port Authority reports for December 2014 show that overall passenger traffic at TOL was up 4.5 percent over the same month in 2013. December marked the airport’s twenty-first month of increased passenger traffic since 2013.

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