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Conneaut Receives $19.5M Federal Grant For Port, Infrastructure Projects

October 20, 2020

  The city of Conneaut has been awarded a federal grant of $19.5 million to help develop several transportation-related projects in its Conneaut East Industrial Park and Port of Conneaut.   The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Program “will bring new rail service, create new streets and support large industrial…

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Port of Buffalo on Pace for Best Season in a Decade

October 20, 2020

“Exploding” is the one-word Patricia C. Schreiber, the Port Director at Port of Buffalo, used to describe the port’s exceptional 2020 navigation season — which began on April 12, 2020 — thus far. Through early September, the Port of Buffalo welcomed 15 vessels to the port with more scheduled to arrive in the remainder of…

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The Port of Milwaukee Expands, Diversifies

October 13, 2020

Known historically as a salt port, Port Milwaukee has worked and invested steadfastly to modernize its infrastructure while diversifying its commodity mix to prepare the port for coming generations. Adam Tindall-Schlicht, Director, Port Milwaukee, discusses the pace of change.     Source: MarineLink

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East Dobbins Landing Dock Wall Project On Schedule

October 7, 2020

Work continues on a multi-million dollar construction project along Erie’s bayfront. The project started earlier this year on the shoreline immediately east of Dobbins Landing. It’s been underway for about five months now and is funded in part by a $1.6 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). When complete, the project will…

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Global Shipping Hub Celebrates 50 Years

October 1, 2020

Vision for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor leads to multi-billion-dollar economic powerhouse The 50th anniversary of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in 2020 was not marked by a big celebration. The global pandemic derailed any formal event, but operators, businesses based at the port and economic development professionals recognize its importance as an international shipping hub.…

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Port Authority Receives Nearly $570K In MAP Funding

October 1, 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority received nearly $570,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation through the Maritime Assistance Program for two projects at the Port of Toledo. The $568,125 grant funds provide 50 percent of the total project costs that will be matched by local funds. The first project is the…

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Phase Two Contract Awarded for New Soo Lock Project

September 24, 2020

The second phase construction contract for the New Lock at the Soo has been awarded to Kokosing Alberici LLC of Westerville, Ohio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced Thursday. The much-anticipated mega-project will require three phases of construction. Kokosing Alberici’s $111 million contract to complete the second phase will stabilize the existing approach walls,…

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The Algoma Equinox

September 22, 2020

  SAULT STE. MARIE — In the early afternoon of Monday, Sept. 21, spectators could watch the Algoma Equinox travel through the St. Mary’s River as it was on its way to Thunder Bay, Canada. The Algoma Equinox is a bulk carrier built in 2013 in Tongzhou, China, and is sailing under the flag of…

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New Soo Lock Work Shifts To Round-The-Clock Construction

September 17, 2020

  SAULT STE, MARIE, MI – Round-the-clock work has begun at the Soo Locks. The Army Corps of Engineers, District Detroit, said Wednesday that phase one of an extensive, multiyear project to update existing locks and to create a new lock at the Upper Peninsula facility shifted into high gear on Sept. 8. To start,…

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North America’s Critical Link: Illinois International Port District Earns 2019 Pacesetter Award

September 3, 2020

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership applauds the Illinois International Port District for earning a 2019 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award, which recognizes their efforts in increasing international Seaway cargo during the 2019 navigation season. “We’re humbled to be acknowledged and we’re proud of what it signifies. It shows those related, affected by and connected to…

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PA House Unanimously Adopts Sept. 7th As Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day

September 2, 2020

The PA House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution declaring Sept. 7, 2020 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day. State Rep. Pat Harkins says H.R. 984 highlights the unique ways Lake Erie benefits the Commonwealth. “Those of us who call this region home have a special connection to Lake Erie, which is a huge part of our…

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Edwin H. Gott Makes Its Way To Ohio Through Soo Locks

August 28, 2020

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Edwin H. Gott passed through the Soo Locks on Thursday afternoon. The Edwin H. Gott is a 1,004-foot self-discharging bulk carrier owned and operated by Great Lakes Fleet, Inc. The ship was built in 1979 in Wisconsin and has a carrying capacity of 2,105,527 cubic feet. Originally, the Edwin H.…

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Ports Of Indiana Handles Project Cargoes For Michigan Power Plant Project

August 25, 2020

  The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is handling the primary shipments for a $1 billion natural gas fired power plant project at the Indeck Niles Energy Center in Michigan. More than 600 pieces of cargo, some weighing up to 300 tons and 100-feet long, are being shipped through the northern Indiana port destined for Niles,…

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DOT Commissioner Visits Port Authority

August 17, 2020

OSWEGO – On Thursday of last week the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner, Marie Therese Dominguez, came to the Port Of Oswego Authority to be briefed on the Port improvements and expansion projects, which total upwards of $26 million, and are currently underway at the Port of Oswego. “The Port of Oswego Authority…

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Lake Carriers’ Appreciation For House Appropriations Supporting The Great Lakes

August 14, 2020

The House Appropriations Committee has approved $123 million for construction of the Soo Lock. This would be the largest single year amount received so far in a fiscal year for one of the largest infrastructure projects ever in the Great Lakes region. The Lake Carriers’ Association applauds the House Committee for the approval of the…

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