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Port operation key to Frontier redevelopment plans


The reopening of long-dormant mooring cells along the Ohio River in Weirton will be key to plans the Frontier Group of Companies has for the former steel-making property it has been working to redevelop in the city.
The company, which purchased more than 1,100 acres of property from ArcelorMittal USA in 2016, announced this week an agreement with Industry Terminal and Salvage to operate the port facility, which officials said will provide a new mode of access to the site.
Brad Busatto, president and owner of IT&S, explained his boats transport barges along the Ohio River and other corridors, connecting with larger ports in other parts of the country, and, eventually, foreign markets.
“This port connects Weirton to the world and the world to Weirton,” Busatto said.

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