Press Releases

Port of Oswego Authority Receives $2.3 million from Lake Ontario REDI

December 5, 2019

A very positive outcome for the Port of Oswego at the Lake Ontario REDI project award announcement meeting last week. The Port received $2,310,000 for five projects which will be utilized to stabilize critical infrastructure, retain and increase jobs and create recreational opportunities for the community. Executive Director William W. Scriber said, “The Port is…

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Seaway Employees Receive U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary’s Award

December 2, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao honored employees from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) at the 52nd Annual Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary’s Awards Ceremony. At the event, held yesterday in Washington, DC, the Secretary recognized individuals and teams across DOT who performed their duties in an exemplary manner to meet the…

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Victory Cruise Lines re-ups with CMI Leisure

November 13, 2019

Victory Cruise Lines is continuing its partnership with CMI Leisure following the success of its inaugural season under the management of American Queen Steamboat Co. Cruising on the Great Lakes, US and Canadian coasts, Victory Cruise Lines’ Victory I and Victory II were acquired by American Queen Steamboat Co. in January this year and began their inaugural…

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Duluth Achieves Wind Energy Cargo Record

November 12, 2019

The final inbound wind energy cargo vessel of 2019 off-loaded at Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal recently, and her cargo helped set a record. In total, the Port of Duluth welcomed 306,000 freight tons of wind energy cargo in 2019, a single-season record. This hefty haul eclipsed the previous high of 302,000 freight tons set…

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Great Lakes Seaway Shipping “Capitol Day” Highlights Economic Impact

October 25, 2019

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership hosted Capitol Day in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 22 to meet with Governor Tim Walz and other key legislators to share insights on the critical role of the Great Lakes Seaway system in maintaining a vibrant regional, national and global economy. “Commercial navigation on the Great Lakes Seaway system…

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St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping Boosted by Diverse Cargo Mix in September, Heading into Peak Season

October 16, 2019

The St. Lawrence Seaway today announced a 7.3% increase in year-to-date dry bulk cargo shipments, despite an overall 6.1% decrease in Seaway-wide total tonnage compared to this time last year. The top-performing cargos through September 2019 include:  Salt — 2,247,000 metric tons; 14.9% increase Cement & Clinkers — 1,394,000 metric tons; 2.2% increase Coke — 929,000 metric tons;…

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Port Milwaukee Concludes 2019 Cruise Ship Season

October 8, 2019

Ten Passenger Ship Visits Brought Thousands of Visitors Here On Tuesday, Port Milwaukee will welcome the season’s final passenger cruise ship when the Hamburg arrives with more than 300 passengers. Milwaukee will have a total of ten vessel visits this year which is more than double the number from 2018. “Milwaukee is an important and…

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$6 million in funding announced for new Visitors’ Center at Eisenhower Lock in Massena

September 26, 2019

MASSENA — A new visitor’s center at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock will be constructed thanks to $6 million in funding for the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced the funding at the 60th anniversary of the Seaway. The new center will welcome the tens of thousands of…

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Wind Energy Lifts Great Lakes Shipping in August

September 26, 2019

The St. Lawrence Seaway reported gains in both traditional and project cargo for the month of August. Year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period from March 22, 2019 through August 31, 2019 were 20.9 million metric tons, a decrease of just over 3 percent compared to 2018. In August, the Seaway saw year-over-year (YOY) increases…

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Port of Oswego Earns 2018 Seaway ‘Pacesetter Award’

September 3, 2019

The Port of Oswego was honored with a 2018 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award, recognizing an incredible forty-two percent increase in overall international cargo tonnage. 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…

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Ogdensburg sees big numbers at airport and on seaway

August 29, 2019

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) – United Express flights at Ogdensburg International Airport are not just taking off – they’re soaring. The airline handled over 3,000 passengers in just its third month of operations there. “We’re seeing a great uptick in the numbers…and the numbers just keep rising,” said Wade Davis, Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority executive…

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Lorain Port Authority Announces New Marina Operator

August 26, 2019

The Lorain Port Authority announced Aug. 1 it has reached a 10-year agreement with Oasis Marinas to operate the Port’s Lakeside Marina. The Annapolis, Md.-based company will make Lorain its first foothold in the Great Lakes to be called Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain. Oasis has marinas in Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C. “Our comprehensive operations and…

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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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