Month: October 2017

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to Expand Infrastructure & Ignite Economic Growth

October 31, 2017

10 FASTLANE Small Project Grants for 2017 Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, received one of the nation’s 10 FASTLANE small project grants for 2017. In August, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao informed Congress the Department of Transportation was recommending approval of a $9.85 million discretionary grant for the port.…

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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers United for Growth

October 30, 2017

Following the Capitol Day in Lansing, Michigan where Great Lakes Seaway Partnership members met with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the Governor attended the 2017 Leadership Summit in Windsor, Ontario on October 20, 2017 for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. Together they united to propel the region’s growth and announced a…

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Great Lakes Leaders Unite During Michigan State Capitol Day

October 3, 2017

Leaders of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System visited the State of Michigan capitol in Lansing, Michigan on October 3, 2017 to meet with government officials  promote The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, a joint public affairs initiative to improve the understanding of benefits inherent in marine transportation in the Great Lakes region. Members of the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership…

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The Interlake Steamship Company Joins Green Marine Along With Other Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Members

October 3, 2017

The Interlake Steamship Company, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, has become the first U.S. Great Lakes shipowner to join Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry in North America. As the largest privately held U.S.-flagged fleet on the Great Lakes, the Interlake Steamship Company is propelled by a long-term…

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Monthly Cargo Report – September 2017

October 1, 2017

U.S.-Flag Shipping on Great Lakes Up Nearly 11 Percent in September U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 10.1 million tons of cargo in September, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to a year ago. September’s shipments also bettered the month’s long-term average by 3.1 percent, or 300,000 tons. Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.9…

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