American Great Lakes Ports Association

Illinois International Port District

May 22, 2018

About American Anchor There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities.…

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Port of Cleveland

May 22, 2018

About American Anchor There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities.…

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Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

May 22, 2018

About American Anchor There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities.…

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

May 22, 2018

About American Anchor There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities.…

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Mount Vernon Shipments Drive Record First Quarter for Ports of Indiana

May 21, 2018

                          INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 16, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana set a record for first quarter shipments in 2018, handling 3.2 million tons at all three ports. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon drove this success by setting a record for the highest…

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First Saltie Arrives in Twin Ports

April 20, 2018

The first oceangoing vessel of the 2018 commercial navigation season, the Federal Weser, arrived at the port of Duluth-Superior at around 9:41 p.m on Thursday. The Federal Weser was expected to start loading Monday morning at the CHS terminal on the Superior side of the harbor — 21,400 metric tons of durum wheat bound for…

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Toledo Shipyard Gets Massive Freighters Ready for Great Lakes

April 16, 2018

High atop the John J. Boland, a 680-foot-long lake freighter, there’s a fevered rush to finish the off-season repairs and get the ship back to the open lakes where it can start making money.   “It’s hell week,” said Daniel Hutchison, the assistant vice president of engineering for the American Steamship Co., which owns the…

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Damaged Ship Gets Emergency Repair In Monroe

April 12, 2018

The M/V Mississagi sought safe harbor in Monroe March 29, making it the first ship to dock at the port this season. The first ship to call upon the Port of Monroe for this shipping season wasn’t a planned arrival. The M/V Mississagi arrived March 29 in need of a place to make repairs, said…

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Progress MN: Duluth Cargo Connect

April 12, 2018

Duluth Cargo Connect, a partnership between Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Lake Superior Warehousing, has already led to an intermodal terminal that processes about 225 shipping containers per month. The Atlantic Ocean isn’t visible from Duluth’s waterfront, but it’s closer than it feels: a straight-enough shot down lakes Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario, and on…

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Lorain, Ohio Port Reports Overall Increase in Business for 2017 Season

April 12, 2018

The Lorain Port Authority handled 815,512 metric tons of cargo in 2017, a 4 percent increase over 2016 totals. Limestone was the primary cargo through the port, at 65 percent of total tonnage. Coke breeze and coke furnace represented 18 percent of total cargo, resulting in an overall increase outbound. Slag, salt and mill scale…

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Cleveland-Cliffs Breaks Ground on $700M Toledo Plant

April 5, 2018

The facility is scheduled to start operation by the summer of 2020 and create 130 new jobs. Construction of the project, situated at the Ironville Terminal in the Port of Toledo, is expected to generate an additional 1,200 jobs. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the U.S., is set…

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Partner Spotlight – Port of Duluth-Superior

March 28, 2018

Located at the western-most point of Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, the Port of Duluth-Superior is considered the “bulk cargo capital” of the Great Lakes. Economy Truly the start of the seaway system, the Port of Duluth-Superior connects the U.S. and Canadian heartland to the rest of the world. It is the backbone of…

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Hands-Free Mooring For St. Lawrence and Great Lakes

March 27, 2018

In what is being hailed as the greatest positive development for St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes-shipping in more than a half-century, a soon-to-be-completed hands-free mooring program will open access to 10 times as many vessels while delivering impressive time, money and safety benefits. From port executives and Seaway marketers to carrier operations managers and…

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Lake Superior Opens for Business: Tug-Barge Sets Off to Start Shipping Season

March 27, 2018

The shipping campaign sailed into action on Tuesday and, no, the first vessel didn’t get stuck in the ice. The barge-tug combo Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort made it under the Aerial Lift Bridge and through the canal at about noon, only to seem to be held up on Lake Superior for several hours off 21st…

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US Coast Guard Cutters Clear Ice Around Soo Locks in Preparation for Opening

March 27, 2018

There’s a lot of work to be done on the water before the Soo Locks are expected to open. We joined the Coast Guard Wednesday as they began breaking up ice along the Saint Marys River. The locks are set to open Sunday. U.S. Coast Guard cutters, along with help from their Canadian counterparts are…

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