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Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Shipments Set Historic Record

September 7, 2018

  MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Record-breaking demands for coal and agriculture products propelled the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon into historic territory with more barge shipments in the first six months of 2018 than any port in the history of Indiana’s ports. Approximately 4.7 million tons of cargo moved through the port in…

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New Study Quantifies the Impact of Port Milwaukee on the Local Economy

September 7, 2018

Port Milwaukee Generated Over $100 Million in Business Revenue in 2017, Significantly Contributed to Local Commerce and Employment Port Milwaukee’s maritime cargo and vessel activity had a significant positive effect on the City and the region’s economy in 2017, a recently completed study has concluded. The study, commissioned by the marine shipping industry in partnership…

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Cruising from Detroit is Possible Again!

September 5, 2018

    Aboard the Victory II, sister to Victory I, you can cruise the Great Lakes starting in Detroit, and making stops in Cleveland; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Kingston, Ontario; St. Lawrence Seaway; Quebec City; and Montreal over nine days, capping out at 14 mph. The 300-foot vessel features a dining room, 101 staterooms, a main lounge, tavern, fitness room,…

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Ports of Indiana Wins Top Steel Industry Honor

September 5, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2018) – The American Metal Market has named Ports of Indiana the Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year for 2018. The ninth annual Awards for Steel Excellence were recently announced at AMM’s Steel Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the global Steel Success Strategies XXXIII Conference in New York. “This is an…

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Port of Monroe Economic Impacts Study Results Released – Supports Over 1,659 Jobs & Contributes $96 Million in Economic Activity

August 27, 2018

Washington, DC (August 27, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Monroe, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Port and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Monroe, Monroe County, State of Michigan and Great Lakes region. The study reports that…

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Fednav Joins Network of Whale Watchers

August 23, 2018

Montreal, Quebec, July 30, 2018 – Fednav Limited has become the first international shipowner to join the whale watching members of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON). Fednav is the world’s largest operator of ice-class dry-bulk carriers and Canada’s leading oceangoing dry-bulk shipowning and chartering group. It operates a modern and efficient fleet of approximately…

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Illinois International Port District Wins 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’ – Reported Significant Growth in International Tonnage

August 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. (August 21, 2018) – The Illinois International Port District achieved a 51 percent growth in international tonnage in their 2017 navigation season. For this, the port was honored with the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Thomas Lavigne,…

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Key Seaway Commodities See Growth in July

August 15, 2018

                        Washington, DC (August 15, 2018) – St. Lawrence Seaway traffic remained steady during the month of July, with year-to-date total cargo shipments of 16.5 million metric tons. Total transits were up by 2.5 percent from the same time last year. Top performing cargoes…

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Receives 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 6, 2018

Honored for Continued Growth in International Tonnage Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2018) – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was honored with a 2017 season ‘Pacesetter Award’ on Wednesday July 25, 2018. Accomplishments from their 2017 Navigation Season earned them the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), an agency…

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Port of Monroe Receives 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 3, 2018

Honored for Significant Growth in International Tonnage Washington, D.C. (August 3, 2018) – The Port of Monroe achieved a 123 percent growth in international tonnage in their 2017 Navigation Season on Wednesday July 25, 2018. For this, the port was honored with the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation…

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Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards

July 27, 2018

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements at 29 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant program. MARAD’s Small Shipyard grant funding supports capital improvements that foster increased efficiency and economic growth. “These grants are an investment…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Diverse Cargo in June

July 26, 2018

Varied Cargo keeps Shipping Atop an Ever-Changing Economic World Washington, DC (July 26, 2018) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported gains in traditional and project cargo for the month of June. Year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period from March 29, 2018 through June 30,2018 were 12.1 million metric tons, a decrease of just over…

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Lakes Limestone Trade Surges in June

July 25, 2018

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,052,994 tons in June, an increase of more than 17 percent compared to a year ago. This June also represented the first month in which loadings topped 4 million tons since July 2015. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.2 million tons, an increase of 16.2…

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Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up Slightly in June

July 20, 2018

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 6.1 million tons in June , an increase of roughly one load in a 1,000-foot-long U.S.-flag freighter (laker). Shipments were, however, 8.7 percent ahead of the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore shipments from U.S. ports through the Soo Locks totaled 5.6 million tons in…

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Partner Spotlight – Andrie, Inc.

July 19, 2018

Founded in 1988 by Barbara Andrie and currently run by her son Stan, Andrie, Inc. provides diverse marine transportation services to the Great Lakes region. Headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan, the family-owned company operates its own equipment and manages vessels for others, supporting the shipping and commercial maritime industries on the Great Lakes. Customer Service and…

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