The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority (OBPA) is a New York State public corporation responsible for transportation services and real estate development in the Port of Ogdensburg. The OBPA was founded in 1950 to promote regional economic development and manage physical assets to benefit the Port of Ogdensburg area.
As the only officially-recognized US port on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Port of Ogdensburg has easy access to markets in New York, New England, and Canada. The Port of Ogdensburg's area of influence includes seven of the United States' top ten markets and 75% of Canada's population. Rail, water, and highway networks give the Port of Ogdensburg a strategic position for both Canadian and US markets. The Port of Ogdensburg is also the northernmost port in the State of New York, and it is owned and operated by the OBPA.
The harbor and slips have a depth of 8.2 meters (27 feet), and the marine terminal in the Port of Ogdensburg has a 381-meter (1250-foot) wharf. Plans call for the expansion of inside and outside storage and berthing capacity, as well as the replacement or upgrading of equipment, over the next decade in the Port of Ogdensburg.
Today, the Port of Ogdensburg offers more than 2.9 acres of warehousing including a new 2.8-thousand square meter (30-thousand foot) bulk storage warehouse. All warehouses in the Port of Ogdensburg are fully bonded and are heated and insulated. The Port of Ogdensburg is equipped with shore-side cranes that range from 50- to 220-ton capacity. The Port of Ogdensburg also offers roll-on/roll-off services. The OBPA owns a short-line railroad operated by Vermont Rail Systems, a private contractor. The Port of Ogdensburg railroad connects with CSX, thus offering complete intermodal services for regional industry.
The Port of Ogdensburg is home to Foreign Trade Zone 118 where merchandise can be handled in a wide variety of ways. The Foreign Trade Zone is located in the Port of Ogdensburg Commerce Park and is adjacent to the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. The US Customs Border Station at the Port of Ogdensburg is a 24-hour per day commercial point of entry into the United States.
The more than 100 acre Port of Ogdensburg Commerce Park is a light industrial park and home to both US and Canadian businesses. The over 200 acre Port of Ogdensburg Heavy Industrial Park has 100 acres of shovel-ready greenfield available for immediate development.
The full-service Port of Ogdensburg Municipal Marina offers 71 slips available for $0.75(US)/foot for non-power boats and $1(US)/foot for power boats. Pump-out service is available for $5(US). The Port of Ogdensburg Municipal Marina's amenities include a playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a walking trail. It is within a short walk of the Port of Ogdensburg's restaurants, shops, and the Frederic Remington Art Museum.