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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

May 22, 2018

About American Anchor There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities.…

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Lake Carriers’ Association

May 22, 2018

About American Anchor There is no one hero in the story of the Great Lakes. The economic prosperity of the region is due to the efficient and symbiotic connection of The Saint Lawrence Seaway, Great Lakes ports, foreign and domestic vessels, manufacturers, companies, the employees that work there, and their relationship to their local communities.…

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National Maritime Day – May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

The maritime industry has and always will power America. From trade and travel to defense, maritime has been an integral pillar of the foundation of the United States and the Great Lakes. This year will mark the 85th National Maritime Day. Congress named the holiday on May 22, 1933 to celebrate the American steamship Savannah’s…

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Mount Vernon Shipments Drive Record First Quarter for Ports of Indiana

May 21, 2018

                          INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 16, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana set a record for first quarter shipments in 2018, handling 3.2 million tons at all three ports. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon drove this success by setting a record for the highest…

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Protecting the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (MAY 10, 2018) – The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system is the longest deep-draft waterway in the world, and this year marks its 60th shipping season. This marine highway is home to some of North America’s most important ports that promote trade and commerce for the Great Lakes region and America’s…

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First Saltie Arrives in Twin Ports

April 20, 2018

The first oceangoing vessel of the 2018 commercial navigation season, the Federal Weser, arrived at the port of Duluth-Superior at around 9:41 p.m on Thursday. The Federal Weser was expected to start loading Monday morning at the CHS terminal on the Superior side of the harbor — 21,400 metric tons of durum wheat bound for…

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Toledo Shipyard Gets Massive Freighters Ready for Great Lakes

April 16, 2018

High atop the John J. Boland, a 680-foot-long lake freighter, there’s a fevered rush to finish the off-season repairs and get the ship back to the open lakes where it can start making money.   “It’s hell week,” said Daniel Hutchison, the assistant vice president of engineering for the American Steamship Co., which owns the…

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SLSDC Announces Port Winners of 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

April 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that six U.S. ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system are receiving the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2017 navigation season. The six ports earning the Pacesetter Award…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System: 2017 By The Numbers

April 13, 2018
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Damaged Ship Gets Emergency Repair In Monroe

April 12, 2018

The M/V Mississagi sought safe harbor in Monroe March 29, making it the first ship to dock at the port this season. The first ship to call upon the Port of Monroe for this shipping season wasn’t a planned arrival. The M/V Mississagi arrived March 29 in need of a place to make repairs, said…

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Progress MN: Duluth Cargo Connect

April 12, 2018

Duluth Cargo Connect, a partnership between Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Lake Superior Warehousing, has already led to an intermodal terminal that processes about 225 shipping containers per month. The Atlantic Ocean isn’t visible from Duluth’s waterfront, but it’s closer than it feels: a straight-enough shot down lakes Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario, and on…

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Lorain, Ohio Port Reports Overall Increase in Business for 2017 Season

April 12, 2018

The Lorain Port Authority handled 815,512 metric tons of cargo in 2017, a 4 percent increase over 2016 totals. Limestone was the primary cargo through the port, at 65 percent of total tonnage. Coke breeze and coke furnace represented 18 percent of total cargo, resulting in an overall increase outbound. Slag, salt and mill scale…

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St. Lawrence Seaway Begins 60th Navigation Season

April 12, 2018

  Washington – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) joined with the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) to mark the opening of the Seaway’s 60th navigation season today. The official opening ceremony of the binational waterway took place in St. Catharines, Ontario, with Canadian Transport Deputy Minister Michael Keenan attending as honored…

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Cleveland-Cliffs Breaks Ground on $700M Toledo Plant

April 5, 2018

The facility is scheduled to start operation by the summer of 2020 and create 130 new jobs. Construction of the project, situated at the Ironville Terminal in the Port of Toledo, is expected to generate an additional 1,200 jobs. Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the U.S., is set…

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Recognizing Opportunity: Insights from a Storied Career

April 2, 2018

  I have been extremely fortunate to have spent over 46 consecutive years as a vessel agent. My Dad was a Group One telephone repairman (Ma Bell). My Dad’s father was a railroad worker, whose job entailed using a very steady steel bar (lining bar) to literally hand pull rail tracks to redirect train traffic. My…

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