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A Big Slice of a Really Big Pie

February 18, 2019

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system is not only one of the most beautiful regions in the world, it’s also a vital natural resource that supports hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Even though Indiana only has just 45 miles of Lake Michigan’s 1,638 total miles of shoreline, the Great Lakes…

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Business of Shipping: Soo Locks’ Long-Awaited Upgrade

February 6, 2019

After 30-years, the long wait finally is over. In a move that largely flew under the industry’s radar, Washington recently committed to help fund the expansion/renovation of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a vital link in the nation’s supply chain. The original push for this Soo Locks upgrade dates back to 1986. The Water Resources…

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Tune-up time for US-flag Great Lakes fleet

February 4, 2019

Lakers are undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and upgrades (CLEVELAND) — After moving nearly 84 million tons of cargo in 2018, U.S.-flag lakers are now undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and modernization at Great Lakes shipyards. The work ranges from engine overhauls to installation of state-of-the-art radars and other navigation equipment.…

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Port of Duluth-Superior has best shipping season in five years

February 1, 2019

Resurgence in taconite industry led to a big jump in the 2018 shipping season. The Port of Duluth-Superior finished the 2018 shipping season with the best iron ore shipments in five years, signaling a solid recovery for the recently ailing taconite industry. Total port shipments grew 7 percent from 2017 to 35.9 million tons of…

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Shipping Port of Duluth-Superior Up in 2018

February 1, 2019

  Shipments moved through the Port of Duluth-Superior were up for 2018. The port handled over 35.9 million short tons of cargo in 2018, up slightly from the 35.3 million tons moved in 2017, according to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. But it was an even stronger year for shipments of iron ore, which were…

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664-foot freighter is last one through as Michigan’s Soo Locks close for winter

January 21, 2019

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – In the final days of the winter shipping season on the Upper Great Lakes, there’s always a little bit of steel horse jockeying as freighter fans speculate about which laker will be the last to go through the Soo Locks before they close for their annual scheduled maintenance. Late Tuesday,…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority names new Director of Government & Environmental Affairs

January 17, 2019

Duluth, Minn. USA (01/11/19) – The Duluth Seaway Port Authority welcomes aboard a new Director of Government and Environmental Affairs next week as Jeff Stollenwerk joins the leadership team effective January 16. Stollenwerk, an experienced water quality professional, brings over 28 years of environmental and legislative expertise to the position, including development and implementation of…

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The Best Year for Seaway Shipping in Over 10 Years

January 17, 2019

The Best Year for Seaway Shipping in Over 10 Years 40.9 Million Tons of Cargo Moved; Exceptional Season for Grain, Dry Bulk & Liquid Bulk Shipments Washington, DC (January 17, 2019) – The St. Lawrence Seaway, North America’s binational marine highway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, recently completed its best year for…

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Great Lakes freighter crews share favorite photos, videos

January 15, 2019

                                    There’s no denying our Great Lakes Region is full of freighter fans. Whether it’s a 1,000-footer heading into Michigan’s Soo Locks or a sleek tugboat lending a hand to one of its bulkier siblings, people across our…

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Senator’s View: As Duluth Moves Forward in 2019, I’ll Be a Partner

January 15, 2019

As 2019 approaches, one thing is clear: Duluth is on the move. With record low unemployment and more than $1 billion in upgrades coming for local hospitals and transportation infrastructure that will spur jobs and economic development, people in Duluth and across the entire region have reason for optimism. To be sure, Duluth’s progress hasn’t…

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Oswego County Weeklies – Scriber takes the helm to lead Port of Oswego

January 2, 2019

By DEBRA J. GROOM DGROOM@WDT.NET PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2018 AT 5:15 AM Some might say William Scriber has trained his entire life for the job of executive director at the Port of Oswego Authority. He has run organizations with large budgets. He has kept on top of building and equipment maintenance at a number…

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Growth in American Manufacturing & Construction Accelerates in Q4 2018, Fueled by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping

December 19, 2018

Washington, DC (December 19, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership reports an increase in St. Lawrence Seaway traffic with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo shipments through November of 36 million metric tons, a five percent increase over the same timeframe last year. Total vessel transits were up by six percent over the same time in…

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Accepts ‘Pacesetter Award’ on Behalf of Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, Declares December 12, 2018 ‘Great Lakes Maritime Day’

December 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2018) – Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb accepted the “Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award” today from the federal official leading the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Pacesetter Award is the SLSDC’s flagship award, presented to U.S. Great Lakes ports that have registered significant increases in shipments of international cargo tonnage…

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State Grant Readies Port Milwaukee for Increased Rail Service

December 12, 2018

Local Businesses Expected to Benefit from Track Improvements The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of approximately $3-million to Port Milwaukee to upgrade railroad track on Jones Island. The money, from the State’s Freight Railroad Preservation Program, will be combined with a previously budgeted 20% match from Port Milwaukee in order to complete…

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President Trump Puts Seal of Approval on Second Poe-sized Lock

December 12, 2018

Cleveland – President Trump yesterday signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, legislation that includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to move forward. The President had pledged to “fix” the Soo Locks in April. James H.I. Weakley, President of Lake Carriers’…

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