Recent News



Director Carey tours Columbiana County

The Columbiana County Port Authority along with their partners at OMEGA, the SOD Center, and the City of Salem welcomed the Director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia (GOA), John Carey on a tour of Columbiana County Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Business Retention and Expansion Network

The Columbiana County Port Authority received funding for the business retention and expansion network. Join us for Coffee and Donuts and to learn more about the network, incentives and resources.

Wellsville Intermodal Facility Event

One of the largest loads unloaded at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility occurred in January 2019. The Ohio River facility offloaded two ladles – one weighing 83,775 pounds and the other weighing 79,366 pounds, after they

Wellsville Event - NASA

In October 2008, twelve tractor-trailer rigs arrived at NASA Glenn in Cleveland to load eleven steel cylinders (each being 18’ wide and just under 10’ tall, and each weighing between 24,000 and 60,000 lbs.). The parts were trucked over the road by

Port Authority Owned Sites & Facilities

Available Properties

Property under Port Authority control includes the Wellsville Intermodal Facility, Leetonia World Trade Park, and Leetonia Trade Park (industrial park). Additionally the Port Authority keeps a list of most available industrial property that is on the market in the County.


Regional Advantages

Ohio’s inland river system provides access to the Gulf of Mexico via both the Mississippi River and the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. The Port of New Orleans, Louisiana serves the Mississippi and the Port of Mobile, Alabama serves the Tenn-Tom. North America’s fastest growing trade partner is South America on the ”all water route”. The widening of the Panama Canal will open up the Gulf to Asian originated container traffic. The Cleveland-Pittsburgh corridor is the fourth largest population market in the U.S. and the only major market geographically centered in the middle of five of the U.S.’s major population markets plus those in Canada.