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After Robust 2017, Port Authority Anxiously Awaits U.S. Decision on Tariffs

January 31, 2018

After strong cargo growth in 2017, the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s high hopes for 2018 could sink if the Trump administration decides to put a tariff on imported steel. “There certainly are some scenarios that could be bad for us. There is just no way around it,” said Will Friedman, the port’s president and CEO. “We’re still…

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U.S.-Flag Shipping on the Great Lakes Up Slightly in November

January 4, 2018

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 8.5 million tons of cargo in November, an increase of 1.3 percent, or 114,000 tons, compared to a year ago. November’s shipments were, however, slightly behind the month’s long-term average. Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.2 million tons, a decrease of nearly 10 percent compared to a year…

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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Almost 19 Percent in November

December 13, 2017

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.95 million tons in November, an increase of 18.8 percent compared to a year ago. November’s loadings were also 6.4 percent ahead of the month’s 5-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.5 million tons, an increase of 21.2 percent compared to a year ago. It should…

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Port Unloads 5,000 Tons of Steel

December 6, 2017

About 5,000 tons of steel were unloaded at Port Milwaukee’s Terminal Two Monday afternoon. News media were invited to the port to see the rolled bundles of steel being moved from the ship, the Federal Champlain, to the warehouse nearby. Port Milwaukee Spokesperson Jeff Fleming said the steel will then be shipped via truck or…

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Partner Spotlight – American Steamship Company

November 29, 2017

Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1907, American Steamship Company (ASC) has a rich history and even brighter future. Operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the navigation season, ASC vessels require no onshore assistance to unload cargo and have the capability to unload at impressive speeds – 7,000 to 10,000 net tons…

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2017 HWY H2O Conference

November 17, 2017

Collaboration for Economic Prosperity “Together we will share ideas on how to grow opportunities that promote greater economic activity in our region and increase maritime freight movement throughout the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System,” said Craig Middlebrook, Deputy Administrator, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, during his opening remarks at the 13th annual HWY H2O Conference in Toronto, Ontario,…

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Fednav Receives Environmental Protection Award

November 14, 2017

Fednav Limited, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, was presented the IBJ Bulk Ship Operator Environmental Protection Award on November 13, 2017 at a gala dinner organized by the International Bulk Journal and held at historical Beurs Van Berlage of Amsterdam. This award spotlights Fednav’s excellence in environmental stewardship in the maritime trade, along with…

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Monthly Cargo Report – October 2017

November 6, 2017

U.S.-Flag Shipping on the Great Lakes Up 7-Plus Percent in October U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.5 million tons of cargo in October, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to a year ago. October’s shipments were, however, slightly behind the month’s long-term. Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.8 million tons, an increase of…

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to Expand Infrastructure & Ignite Economic Growth

October 31, 2017

10 FASTLANE Small Project Grants for 2017 Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, received one of the nation’s 10 FASTLANE small project grants for 2017. In August, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao informed Congress the Department of Transportation was recommending approval of a $9.85 million discretionary grant for the port.…

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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers United for Growth

October 30, 2017

Following the Capitol Day in Lansing, Michigan where Great Lakes Seaway Partnership members met with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the Governor attended the 2017 Leadership Summit in Windsor, Ontario on October 20, 2017 for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. Together they united to propel the region’s growth and announced a…

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Great Lakes Leaders Unite During Michigan State Capitol Day

October 3, 2017

Leaders of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System visited the State of Michigan capitol in Lansing, Michigan on October 3, 2017 to meet with government officials  promote The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, a joint public affairs initiative to improve the understanding of benefits inherent in marine transportation in the Great Lakes region. Members of the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership…

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The Interlake Steamship Company Joins Green Marine Along With Other Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Members

October 3, 2017

The Interlake Steamship Company, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, has become the first U.S. Great Lakes shipowner to join Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry in North America. As the largest privately held U.S.-flagged fleet on the Great Lakes, the Interlake Steamship Company is propelled by a long-term…

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Monthly Cargo Report – September 2017

October 1, 2017

U.S.-Flag Shipping on Great Lakes Up Nearly 11 Percent in September U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 10.1 million tons of cargo in September, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to a year ago. September’s shipments also bettered the month’s long-term average by 3.1 percent, or 300,000 tons. Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.9…

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Traditional and project cargoes transit the St. Lawrence Seaway in November

December 15, 2016

Traditional and project cargoes transit the St. Lawrence Seaway in November

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Green Power coming to Port’s Pier 10

December 13, 2016

Green Power coming to Port’s Pier 10

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