American Great Lakes Ports Association

August Shipping Remains Steady

September 19, 2018

U.S. ships on the Great Lakes carried 10 million tons of cargo last month, similar to August 2017’s totals and in line with the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore cargos topped 5 million tons for the month of August, up 6.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to numbers released by the Lake Carriers’…

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Strong Seaway Tonnage Numbers Realized in August

September 18, 2018

                                Washington, DC (September 18, 2018) – St. Lawrence Seaway traffic continues to see steady growth in 2018 with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo shipments through August of 21.4 million metric tons, a four percent increase over the same time frame…

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Illinois International Port District Supports $820.4 Million in Economic Activity, Over 6,381 Jobs

September 13, 2018

Washington, DC (September 13, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Chicago, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Illinois International Port District (IIPD) and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Chicago, Cook County, State of Illinois and Great Lakes region.…

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Port of Erie Economic Impacts Study Results Released – Supports Over 757 Jobs & Contributes $90.8 Million in Economic Activity 

September 12, 2018

Washington, DC (September 12, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Erie, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Erie, Erie County, State of Pennsylvania and Great Lakes region. The study reports that in 2017 the Port of Erie and maritime commerce…

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The Queen of the Lakes, the Tregurtha, makes it maiden voyage to Cleveland

September 10, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – She’s been the reigning Queen of the Lakes since setting sail in 1981. The M/V Paul R. Tregurtha is the longest freighter to sail on the Great Lakes. Owned and operated by the Interlake Steamship Company the Tregurtha backed into Cleveland Harbor earlier this week to unload iron ore. While the ship has been to Cleveland…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names New Executive Director

September 10, 2018

                        Duluth, Minn. 8/13/18—A woman will be at the helm of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) for the first time in the organization’s 60-plus year history. The DSPA board held a special meeting August 13 and unanimously appointed Deb DeLuca as executive director,…

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Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Shipments Set Historic Record

September 7, 2018

  MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Record-breaking demands for coal and agriculture products propelled the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon into historic territory with more barge shipments in the first six months of 2018 than any port in the history of Indiana’s ports. Approximately 4.7 million tons of cargo moved through the port in…

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New Study Quantifies the Impact of Port Milwaukee on the Local Economy

September 7, 2018

Port Milwaukee Generated Over $100 Million in Business Revenue in 2017, Significantly Contributed to Local Commerce and Employment Port Milwaukee’s maritime cargo and vessel activity had a significant positive effect on the City and the region’s economy in 2017, a recently completed study has concluded. The study, commissioned by the marine shipping industry in partnership…

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Ports of Indiana Wins Top Steel Industry Honor

September 5, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2018) – The American Metal Market has named Ports of Indiana the Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year for 2018. The ninth annual Awards for Steel Excellence were recently announced at AMM’s Steel Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the global Steel Success Strategies XXXIII Conference in New York. “This is an…

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Port of Monroe Economic Impacts Study Results Released – Supports Over 1,659 Jobs & Contributes $96 Million in Economic Activity

August 27, 2018

Washington, DC (August 27, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Monroe, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Port and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Monroe, Monroe County, State of Michigan and Great Lakes region. The study reports that…

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Illinois International Port District Wins 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’ – Reported Significant Growth in International Tonnage

August 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. (August 21, 2018) – The Illinois International Port District achieved a 51 percent growth in international tonnage in their 2017 navigation season. For this, the port was honored with the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Thomas Lavigne,…

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Key Seaway Commodities See Growth in July

August 15, 2018

                        Washington, DC (August 15, 2018) – St. Lawrence Seaway traffic remained steady during the month of July, with year-to-date total cargo shipments of 16.5 million metric tons. Total transits were up by 2.5 percent from the same time last year. Top performing cargoes…

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Receives 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 6, 2018

Honored for Continued Growth in International Tonnage Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2018) – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was honored with a 2017 season ‘Pacesetter Award’ on Wednesday July 25, 2018. Accomplishments from their 2017 Navigation Season earned them the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency…

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Port of Monroe Receives 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 3, 2018

Honored for Significant Growth in International Tonnage Washington, D.C. (August 3, 2018) – The Port of Monroe achieved a 123 percent growth in international tonnage in their 2017 Navigation Season on Wednesday July 25, 2018. For this, the port was honored with the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation…

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Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards

July 27, 2018

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements at 29 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant program. MARAD’s Small Shipyard grant funding supports capital improvements that foster increased efficiency and economic growth. “These grants are an investment…

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