The Port of Ogdensburg is the only U.S. port on the St. Lawrence Seaway, and is the northernmost port in New York State. The Port is closer to Northern Europe than most other U.S. ports, thus making it highly economical for ships to import and export from Ogdensburg.

Cargo handled by the Port over the years, includes: wind turbine components; electrical generation equipment, transportation equipment, military cargo, zinc concentrate, wollastonite, marble chips, dried distillers grains, road salt, cottonseed, citrus pulp, hominy, corn gluten, etc.

The Port facility has rail on the marine terminal with a connection to CSX. The Port of Ogdensburg is a U.S. Customs port of entry with full customs services and is a designated Foreign Trade Zone.