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State Grants $500,000 For Port Of Green Bay Expansion

January 4, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Gov. Tony Evers has announced a $500,000 grant for Brown County for the Port of Green Bay expansion and movement of coal piles. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is granting the money to the county to help in purchasing the former WPS Pulliam Plant property. The county intends to move…

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Photos: Float Out Of First U.S. Built Great Lakes Bulker Since 1983

January 1, 2021

  The first U.S. flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built on the Great Lakes in nearly four decades marked a key point in its construction with its recent float out from the graving dock. Being built for The Interlake Steamship Company at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard in Wisconsin, the vessel which is…

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The Tools to Compete: Comparing State-Level Assistance Programs for Great Lakes Commercial Ports

December 23, 2020

‘The Tools to Compete’ Report Compares State-Level Assistance Programs for Great Lakes Commercial Ports   A comparative research analysis evaluating state-level support in six Great Lakes states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan reveals significant inequities in state investment for commercial port infrastructure compared to coastal ports. The Tools to Compete: Comparing State-Level Assistance…

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Record Year For Wind Parts Helps Salvage Port Season In Duluth

December 1, 2020

With iron ore and coal markets depressed, the port’s handling of 525,000 freight tons of wind-energy components smashed last year’s record of 306,000 freight tons. The season’s final foreign ship carrying wind energy parts to the Port of Duluth-Superior came and went last week — and along with the Liberia-flagged BBC Swift went another record-setting…

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Another Record Season For Wind Turbine Shipments At Duluth Port

November 19, 2020

About 525,000 tons of blades and tower parts will move through the harbor this year. DULUTH – Massive wind turbine blades that will one day tower above Midwestern prairies hovered atop oversized truck beds along the Duluth harbor last week as they awaited the final leg of their journey. Once these parts are trucked away…

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Michels Inks Long-term Lease At Port Milwaukee

November 16, 2020

Port Milwaukee and Michels Corporation have formally signed a lease agreement for nearly 17.5 acres at the port’s Grand Trunk site along the Kinnickinnic River. The agreement has an initial term of 20 years, and, with extensions, could continue for a total of 99 years. The lease signing is the culmination of a process that…

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Federal Maritime Administration Awards Grant To Ports Of Indiana

November 9, 2020

The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded Ports of Indiana US$4 million to make bulk cargo supply chain improvements by converting a vacant gravel yard into a multimodal storage facility at Burns Harbor. The grant will fund construction of an 84 000 ft2 warehouse and a 1.65 acre storage pad in the…

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Cuomo Announces Groundbreakings For Resiliency Projects At Oswego Port

November 4, 2020

  ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the start of construction for the East Operating Dock in the Port Authority of Oswego, in addition to key milestones of the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, which successfully completed its first year helping municipalities, residents and businesses along the Lake Ontario shoreline. “The REDI program exemplifies…

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7 Of The Most Impressive Icebreaker Ships And How They Work

October 31, 2020

What is so special about icebreaker ships? And what is the biggest one in the world? Let’s find out. Shipping is a very important part of the global economy. But some of the most direct shipping routes are covered in ice for part of the year. Ice, as history has taught us, is one of the…

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PHOTOS: Final Scheduled Cargo Ship Of The Season

October 29, 2020

  Cargo ship Algoma Compass unloads road salt Thursday at the Port of Ogdensburg. The vessel is the last scheduled ship for the 2020 shipping season.       Source: NNY360  

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Northern Michigan From Above: Freighters On The Great Lakes

October 27, 2020

There has been an influx of international freighters on the Great Lakes this shipping season, many transporting wind turbine parts. Most have been dropping off the parts in Duluth to be transported by ground to wind farms in the northern plains. In Northern Michigan From Above, Jim Lehocky shows us several different freighters hauling the…

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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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