Current U.S. Customs and Border Patrol international shipping regulations are costing the Port of Monroe and the region millions in revenue and hundreds of jobs, according to a recent study.

Current U.S. Customs and Border Patrol international shipping regulations are costing the Port of Monroe and the region millions in revenue and hundreds of jobs, according to a recent study.

In the years since director Paul LaMarre III began helming what he heralds as the “Biggest Little Port on Lake Erie,” it’s one of the most upsetting things he has seen.

Port of Monroe is along the River Raisin, near Front Street east of I-75:

The timing isn’t optimal, LaMarre said, considering the City of Monroe, Monroe County and various local agencies face potential revenue

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