;

Oswego Port Highlighted At Rotary Meeting

OSWEGO, NY – Port of Oswego Authority Executive Director and CEO Zelko Kirincich was a recent guest of president-elect Dr. Richard Tesoriero at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting.

Pictured are: club president Melanie Trexler, Dr. Tesoriero and Zelko Kirincich.
Pictured are: club president Melanie Trexler, Dr. Tesoriero and Zelko Kirincich.

Kirincich updated members on activities at the port past, present and future.

The port accepts commodities via water, road and rail and regularly handles aluminum, a variety of grains, cement, windmill components and nuclear power parts.

Locally, the port moves aluminum to Novelis and grain/corn to the Sunoco Ethanol plant in Fulton.

Kirincich said he expects 2015 to be a record year for handling aluminum for Novelis.

Additionally, Kirincich said St. Lawrence Seaway traffic inbound has jumped an impressive 45% over statistics noted in 2013 and the port expects another jump of 27% in 2015.

Kirincich is excited about his job in Oswego and the future of the port.

He also spoke about the addition of the Oswego Intermodal Center on the former Fitzgibbons site where modern handling mechanisms will be used to increase the volume of commodities and possibly add jobs at the Port of Oswego Authority.