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Cruising the Lakes: Port stops for cruise lines all around the Great Lakes

August 22, 2019

From Great Lakes Now: Ports abound throughout the Great Lakes, welcoming vacationers from the United States and further abroad. To meet the demand from cruisegoers, several cruise lines have been increasing their presence in the region, with upwards of 20 to 30 stops each season at individual ports around the lakes. Cruisers can start off…

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Barker, Undaunted/Pere Marquette visit Port

August 22, 2019

From Grand Haven Tribune: Grand Haven received two cargoes this past week. On Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, Interlake Steamship Company’s self-unloading motor vessel Kaye E. Barker arrived in port with a load of stone for the Verplank dock in Ferrysburg. By the early afternoon, the Barker was backing out of port and heading for her…

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Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Receives 2018 Seaway ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 20, 2019

Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority was honored with a 2018 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award at the American Great Lakes Ports Association’s Summer Meeting. The Pacesetter Award — presented by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation — recognizes Great Lakes ports that registered an…

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Port of Monroe Receives Fourth 2018 Seaway ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 20, 2019

Port of Monroe was honored with a 2018 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award at the American Great Lakes Ports Association’s Summer Meeting. The Pacesetter Award — presented by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation — recognizes Great Lakes ports that registered an increase in…

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Receives 2018 Seaway ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 20, 2019

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was honored with a 2018 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award at the American Great Lakes Ports Association’s Summer Meeting. The Pacesetter Award — presented by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation — recognizes Great Lakes ports that registered an…

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Overall Shipments on the Great Lakes Were up in June

August 14, 2019

U.S.-flag ships moved a total of 9.9 million tons of cargo in June, up 2.3% compared to last year and “a near mirror image” of the month’s five-year average, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association, which represents 13 U.S. companies and their 46 ships. June 2019 iron ore cargos for steel production totaled 5.1 million…

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Senator Rob Portman Named 2019 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

August 8, 2019

TOLEDO, OH – Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) has been named 2019 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. The award is presented annually by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) to a legislator who has helped advance waterborne commerce on the Great Lakes…

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Announce Steps to Protect our Waters and Grow our Regional Economy

July 17, 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers gathered today for their 2019 Leadership Summit. The Governors and Premiers announced a series of actions on water, transportation, impact investing, and tourism. “The waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River unite our states and provinces,” said Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Chair…

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St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened in 1959

July 17, 2019

On June 26, 1959, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway. After addressing the crowd, Elizabeth and “Ike” boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia, which then made a ceremonial trip through the St. Lambert and Cote Ste. Catherine Locks. The complex series of locks, canals, and waterways provided…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks high in Green Marine

July 17, 2019

The Duluth port sees all sorts of ships passing in and out of the harbor. Often times, these ships are carrying massive, industrial loads of equipment or commodities; things you’d expect to leave a measurable trail of waste. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is aiming to ensure the harbor stays green. The Port Authority runs…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks high in Green Marine

July 17, 2019

The Duluth port sees all sorts of ships passing in and out of the harbor. Often times, these ships are carrying massive, industrial loads of equipment or commodities; things you’d expect to leave a measurable trail of waste. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is aiming to ensure the harbor stays green. The Port Authority runs…

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Port of Chicago wants more funds to fix aging infrastructure

July 15, 2019

The inclusion of $35 million in funding for state port districts in Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget is “awesome” but more money will be needed to repair the Port of Chicago‘s aging infrastructure, a port executive said. The Illinois Ports Association had requested $250 million for all 19 Illinois port districts, including $100 million for…

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Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes Roll through Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for First Time in History

July 15, 2019

PORTAGE, Ind. – For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed general cargo vessel HC Melina carrying a unique shipment of two, large rubber-tire gantry (RTG) cranes destined for the CSX Intermodal Terminals’ facility in Chicago. Once the 68-piece shipment is fully assembled, the RTG cranes will have a span…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $19 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards

July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $19.6 million in grants to support capital improvements at 28 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant program. Provided through MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant program, the funding supports employee training and related improvements that foster increased efficiency and economic…

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Is Duluth the Most Inland Seaport in North America?

July 3, 2019

These days, it takes about a week for a ship to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, a 2,342-mile journey winding through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to the western tip of Lake Superior. The Port of Duluth-Superior serves as a transportation epicenter, connecting railroads and interstates with the marine “highway” used…

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