Community leaders celebrate the docking of Essroc Cargo Ship at Port of Rochester
Posted at: 08/19/2013 3:36 PM | Updated at: 08/19/2013 6:43 PM
A big step forward for the future of the Port of Rochester. Community leaders and officials were at port Monday to celebrate the docking of the Essroc Cargo Ship.
The ship was unable to dock and make deliveries for over two and a half years because of sediment build up in the river at the port. On Monday, the ship that carries cement was finally able to come into port, after a successful dredging of the river.
The manager from Essroc says the docking is a good thing for both his company and the companies they supply to.
Stephen Murch, Essroc Italcementie Group, said, "Security of supply and cost is really the two things for us and our customers to be able to not run anyone out of cement is so important. When you have a construction project going you have to be able to supply the cement when they need it, not just at some point."
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says the Genesee River and Port of Rochester brings in $10 million worth of goods to our area each year. Slaughter says she's helping to ensure the continued growth for our economy by securing another round of funding for another dredging next year.