Brent Case, Director of Foreign Trade Zone and Global Logistics Development for the Capital Region Airport Authority presented an informative program about Port Lansing’s role in international trade. As an inland port, Port Lansing is able to receive goods shipped by foreign manufacturers without their first having been processed through one of the seaports on the coasts. This represents a significant savings in time and money for companies involved in international business enterprises.
Port Lansing’s benefits extend beyond merely the receipt of goods shipped from abroad to include a wide range of opportunities for businesses in the region with international operations. Many of these are summarized in the slide presentation that Mr. Case provided and in this video. Additional information is available on the Port Lansing website.