Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Located at: 130 Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48207

The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA) was created in 1978 as a transit and transportation agency, seeking to foster commerce and recreation by facilitating growth at the Port of Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan. 

The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA), in conjunction with the City of Detroit and MDOT, and through the leadership of Senator Carl M. Levin, opened a 21,000-square-foot public dock and terminal on the riverfront in 2011.  In 2013, the facility was named the Carl M. Levin Building in honor of the Senator’s efforts to transform the Detroit riverfront.

The facility accommodates all types of vessels wishing to call on the City of Detroit including, cruise ships, ferries, water taxis, tall ships, dinner boats, and naval frigates.

Interior space is spread over two floors and includes processing areas for visitors, passengers and/or tourists, ticketing counters and public plaza space.

In 2014, the Port Authority expects to welcome more than 500 passengers to its facility during the cruise season.

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