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Port Of Duluth-Superior Lands Record 17th Pacesetter Honor

May 7, 2020

The award is given to domestic Great Lakes ports that show year-over-year tonnage increases for international cargoes.     The port of Duluth-Superior earned its second consecutive Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. on Wednesday. The honor acknowledged an increase in international cargo tonnage during the 2019 shipping season. The port of…

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Northern Michigan From Above: Burns Harbor

April 21, 2020

  The Soo Locks officially opened to freighter traffic on March 25.   It’s been busy since then, with many Great Lakes freighters and international freighters passing through.   The 1,000 foot by 105-foot Burns Harbor is a local favorite because the captain is a Sault Ste. Marie native.   In Northern Michigan From Above,…

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Modifications Made To Grasse River Cleanup To Accommodate Larger Tugboat

April 15, 2020

  MASSENA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says there will be some modifications when work begins again this year to address sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Grasse River Superfund Site. The modification calls for removal of an additional 90,000 cubic yards of sediment from an area of the river near Snug…

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SeawayCompass – Guest Columnist – Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers

April 14, 2020

David Naftzger Executive Director, Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers A Fresh Outlook and Bold Goals in 2020 The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers have bold goals for our region’s maritime system — to double maritime trade, shrink the environmental footprint of the region’s transportation network and support the region’s industrial core.…

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SeawayCompass – Seaway Spotlight – Fednav

April 14, 2020

The SLSDC continues its series of videos to highlight the binational system and its remarkable stakeholder community. This video features a conversation with Deputy Administrator Middlebrook and Nicole Trépanier, Director, External Relations for Fednav. Ms. Trépanier shares her thoughts on her new role with Fednav and how to effectively educate the public on the importance…

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Indiana-Burns Harbor Welcomes First Ocean Vessel Of 2020

April 13, 2020

    The first ocean-going vessel arrived today at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, marking the start of the 2020 international shipping season. Officials at the Lake Michigan deepwater port welcomed the M/V Muntgracht, a 466-foot general cargo carrier operated by Amsterdam-headquartered Spliethoff, after her five-day voyage through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The annual tradition of presenting…

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Great Lakes Pilotage Costs To Rise 1 Percent For 2020

April 10, 2020

Individual pilot target compensation will be set at $367,085 The following is text of a news release from the American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA): (WASHINGTON) — On Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard published its final rule setting hourly rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes for 2020. The final rule largely follows the…

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Port Of Indiana-Mount Vernon Completes $2 Million Capital Improvement Project

April 10, 2020

Investments Include New Overhead Gantry Crane, Concrete Floor in General Cargo Terminal MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (April 10, 2020) –The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon recently completed a $2 million capital improvement project geared toward attracting more cargo to the southwest Indiana port. The 40-year-old general cargo terminal facility has a new concrete floor and an overhead…

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First Saltie Of Year Visits The Twin Ports

April 8, 2020

Federal Churchill is flying under the flag of the Marshall Islands and is captained by Arnab Roy of India. The ship was built in 2016 by Oshima Shipbuilding in Japan.     The first saltie of the year made its way into the Duluth-Superior port Wednesday night with many looking on, a sure sign that…

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Worth A Thousand Words

April 7, 2020

Port director shares passion with award-winning photographs.     Paul LaMarre III knows that a picture really is worth a thousand words. The director of the Port of Monroe has a passion for the freighters, tugboats and barges that traverse the unforgiving waters of the Great Lakes. It’s a love that he inherited from his…

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Remainder Of Duluth’s Great Lakes Fleet Crewing Up To Start

April 6, 2020

Led by the Arthur M. Anderson, the rest of the Duluth-based fleet of lake freighters will come out of winter layup in the coming days — and enter into an uncertain time.     Close observers of Great Lakes shipping have noticed that not all of the Duluth-based Great Lakes Fleet have been in action since…

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Ports of Indiana Celebrates 5th Annual ‘Ports Day’ on April 5

April 1, 2020

2020 Event Recognizes Value of Western Hemisphere Ports to COVID-19 Response INDIANAPOLIS (March 31, 2020) – Ports of Indiana will join the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in celebrating the fifth annual “Western Hemisphere Ports Day” again this year on April 5. Typically slated to commemorate the maritime industry’s role in job creation and…

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2019 Photo Contest Winners

March 26, 2020

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today announced the winners of their second annual photo contest. This announcement also marks the beginning of the organization’s third annual photo contest in tandem with the opening of the Soo Locks on March 25, 2020 and the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020. Each year, to celebrate the…

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Soo Locks Shipping Season Officially Begins

March 25, 2020

The Soo Locks are open for business! Wednesday is the first day of the shipping season on the St. Marys River. At one minute past midnight, the H. Lee White entered the Poe Lock on its way to Duluth. The Lee is the first of many freighters that will make opening day a busy one. Several…

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Shipping Season Gets Underway In The Twin Ports

March 23, 2020

  DULUTH, MN — The Great Lakes Shipping season is getting off to a start, at least here in the Twin Ports. The Honorable James Oberstar passed under the Aerial Lift Bridge at 10 p.m. Monday making it the first laker to leave the Duluth harbor this season. It was destined for Two Harbors.  …

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