News

Duluth-Superior Port Earns Pacesetter Award

May 29, 2019

  The Duluth-Superior Port is being honored for seeing an increase in international cargoes. They’ve earned the 2018 Pacesetter Award, which was officially handed over Wednesday afternoon at a National Maritime Day celebration. Craig Middlebrook, from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp, said, “This doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the hard work you and your staff…

Read More

Bustling Duluth-Superior port awarded for international heft

May 29, 2019

Eyeballing both the Duluth-Superior port activity and online vessel tracking sites these days reveals a shipping trade swarming the Great Lakes. “It’s definitely busy out there,” Jayson Hron of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority said. Further testament to steady shipping traffic came Wednesday, when the Port of Duluth-Superior received its 17th Pacesetter Award — a…

Read More

National Maritime Day celebrated in Duluth

May 29, 2019

The Twin Ports maritime industry celebrated National Maritime Day Wednesday with a lunchtime event at the Boat Club Restaurant in Duluth. Tom Rayburn, director of environmental and regulatory affairs for the Lake Carriers’ Association was the keynote speaker. The date of May 22 was chosen for an annual maritime celebration to mark the date of…

Read More

Great Lakes-Seaway shipping celebrated on National Maritime Day

May 29, 2019

    The Chamber of Marine Commerce joins the nation today in honoring America’s maritime heritage and the vital role that mariners contribute to the economic and environmental progress of the United States. May 22 is National Maritime Day in the U.S., a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of the most important industries in the…

Read More

Port of Duluth-Superior receives award for shipping season tonnage increase

May 29, 2019

  The Duluth-Superior Port has received an award for seeing an increase in international cargo tonnage increase during the 2018 shipping season. The Pacesetter award, which is given by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, was presented to port officials Wednesday. Officials say the Duluth-Superior port saw an 11.5% increase of international cargo shipments,…

Read More

Lawmakers lauded for supporting ports, maritime industry

May 29, 2019

  The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) presented the 2019 Port Person of the Year award to Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla. The award was presented last week following the Congressional PORTS Caucus in Washington, D.C. Díaz-Balart (pictured above center) is the ranking member of the House Appropriation Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD)…

Read More

Over 100 freighters transport iron ore across the Great Lakes

May 29, 2019

When it comes to discussions about iron ore shipping, it’s best to start with an icebreaker. Every year on March 25, the Soo Locks in Sault Saint Marie, MI (and Ontario, Canada) open, signaling the beginning of the Great Lakes shipping season. Around the same time, United States Coast Guard cutters, with help from Canadian…

Read More

The Victory I cruise ship arrived in Muskegon Thursday, May 23.

May 29, 2019

May 23 marked the start of cruise ship season on the Great Lakes with the first of the ships arriving in Muskegon. The Victory I cruise ship arrived in Muskegon around 7 a.m. on Thursday May, 23. The 300-ft. ship docked at Heritage Landing and departed around 6 p.m. This is the fourth year that…

Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Port of Rochester this summer

May 17, 2019

Dredging will begin in the coming weeks in the Port of Rochester and surrounding harbor. The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it awarded a $1.5 million contract to a Michigan-based company to dredge in the federal navigation channel and harbor areas of the harbor. Work is slated to begin…

Read More

LaMarre Named to Federal Maritime Panel

May 17, 2019

    Port of Monroe Director Paul C. LaMarre III has been appointed to the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee.   The two-year appointment was made by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao last month. The panel provides advice and recommendations to the secretary of transportation on matters relating to the U. S. maritime transportation and…

Read More

Icebreaker inches towards construction

May 17, 2019

  The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has reached an agreement with the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in relation to the 21MW Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo says that having reached an agreement with staff, the next step is to seek approval from the Siting Board and the company is…

Read More

Cruising to Cleveland? Yes, it’s a thing

May 17, 2019

  More ships are scheduling stops in Ohio   There will be handful of cruise ships sailing into Cleveland this summer. Yes, Cleveland. Wednesday marked the arrival of the Victory I, which is a part of Victory Cruise Lines. Volunteers from Destination Cleveland welcomed passengers, who rode on Lolly the Trolley and toured the Rock…

Read More

Technology, Data, Tariffs: The most prominent topics of the 2019 Great Lakes Economic Forum

May 14, 2019

How shipping, technology, tourism and security play into the economic outlook of the Great Lakes region was the focus of the recent Council of the Great Lakes Region’s fifth annual forum in Cleveland. Held May 6-8, more than 100 people attended, and heard from experts on a variety of subjects, who shared their knowledge in…

Read More

House Passes Great Lakes Appreciation Day

May 14, 2019

The Minnesota House passed a resolution authored by Representative Jennifer Schultz of Duluth declaring September 7, 2019 as “Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day” in the state of Minnesota. The resolution calls on all Minnesotans to learn about the importance of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to the economy and the environment of Minnesota.…

Read More

May marks first saltie arrival in Duluth 60 years ago

May 14, 2019

Sixty years ago on May 3, the first foreign shipped arrived under Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge.   A crowd of more than 3,000 people gathered to cheer the arrival of the 475-foot “Ramon de Larrinaga” which stopped at a Duluth grain elevator to load oats.   The saltie’s journey from England was made possible by…

Read More