TOLEDO, Ohio, October 1, 2020 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has been awarded $568,125 from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) through the Maritime Assistance Program (MAP) for two projects at the Port of Toledo. The grant funds provide 50 percent of the total project costs that will be matched by local funds. The first project is the acquisition of a Tier-4 heavy-lift forklift in the amount of $235,000, which will be utilized at the General Cargo Dock, operated by Midwest Terminals. The forklift will be used to handle steel coils and other heavy and oversized cargo regularly handled at the terminal. The remaining $333,125 will fund the construction of a retaining wall and other improvements around the dry docks at the Toledo Shipyard, operated by IRONHEAD Marine.
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