Port of Oswego gains new equipment, security grant

The Port of Oswego is getting some new equipment and some security upgrades, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, said Wednesday.

He was at the Port of Oswego to announce he secured a nw reach stacker for the port, along with a new dump truck and two new generators.

A reach stacker is like a forklift and is used to unload heavy cargo from ships or trains.

Schumer said he got the new equipment from the Federal Surplus Property Program, which offers public law enforcement agencies like the Port Authority the chance to acquire used equipment.

Schumer also announced the Port of Oswego has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Port Securities grant to install four new security cameras, giving port officials a 360-degree view of Port activities.  He said the new security feature makes the Port of Oswego the most secure port in the Great Lakes system, which is all the more important because the Port is the first international port of call from the Great Lakes on the St. Lawrence.


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