The Seneca River, which flows through Cayuga County, connects the region’s businesses to the world via Lake Ontario at the Port of Oswego.

As the first U.S port of call on the Great Lakes, the Port of Oswego offers a deep draft terminal and access to the New York State Barge Canal.  With its mutli-modal connections the Port makes it easy to ship and receive materials. More than a million tons of cargo passes through the port each year. Below are a few quick facts about the Port.

  • 100,000 square feet of warehouse storage space adjacent to the dock
  • 400,000 square feet of open storage, with an additional 15 acres available for expansion
  • 50,000 tons of bulk storage in domes at East Terminal, plus 55,000 square foot asphalt pad for bulk and cargo storage at West Terminal
  • Silo storage for cement and 42,000 tons of liquid storage
  • Crane lifting capacity from 25 to 600 tons and a fleet of forklifts and front end loaders to help move products
  • Mobile conveyors with capacity up to 30,000 bushels per hour
  • Ability to handle a wide range of commodities, including metals, agricultural products, and petroleum products among others
  • Immediate access to Route 481 and connections to I-81 and I-90
  • Dockside rail service from CSX

For more information on the Port of Oswego, please visit its website at