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Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Records All-Time High Cargo Shipments

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled more cargo in 2017 than any port in the 57-year history of Indiana’s port system. This was the third-straight year the port handled more than 6 million tons, resulting in a three-year average that was 60 percent higher than the previous three years. Port shipments […]

- February 20, 2018 Read More

Ports of Indiana Completes Unprecedented Four-Year Growth Run

Average annual shipments jump 50 percent over previous four-year period INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 14, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana handled 11.8 million tons in 2017, resulting in a 5 percent increase from 2016 and the second-highest annual shipment total in the organization’s 57-year history. This was the fourth-consecutive year that the Ports of Indiana […]

- February 20, 2018 Read More

See Michigan’s Soo Locks Drained of All Its Water

SAULT STE. MARIE – Winter maintenance season at the Soo Locks offers an entirely different perspective of the hulking transportation system that is the engineering linchpin of Great Lakes shipping. The locks began its three-month seasonal shutdown on Jan. 15 so crews could address some major repair projects, regular inspections and maintenance. The U.S. Army […]

- February 19, 2018 Read More

Museum Offers Chance to Win 5-day Cruise on Great Lakes Freighter

MACKINAW CITY, MI – A Michigan maritime museum is offering two people the trip of a lifetime; a five-day cruise aboard a Great Lakes freighter. Through a random drawing hosted by the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, one lucky winner and his/her guest will have the opportunity to travel aboard one of the vessels in Central […]

- February 19, 2018 Read More

Ports of Indiana Hires East Coast Port Executive with Indiana Roots to Lead Jeffersonville Port

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2018) – A former North Carolina Ports executive with Indiana-ties has been named port director for the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. Jeff Miles, a born-and-raised Hoosier and veteran of the maritime industry, has returned to Indiana to lead port operations and business development at the southern Indiana port. Miles’ industry experience includes […]

- February 13, 2018 Read More

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up Nearly 11 Percent in 2017

Best Year Since 2012 CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 60.3 million tons in 2017, an increase of 10.9 percent over 2016 and the highest total recorded since 2012. The 2017 ore float also bettered the trade’s 5-year average by 4.6 percent. Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 55.75 million tons, […]

- January 29, 2018 Read More

Seaway Finishes 2017 Navigation Season Strong – 38 Million Tons of Cargo Moved

  Washington, DC (January 16, 2018) – The St. Lawrence Seaway System, North America’s binational marine highway stretching 2,300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, reported strong gains during the 2017 navigation season including a standout year in iron ore, dry bulk and general cargo shipments. The final tonnage results – 38.1 […]

- January 16, 2018 Read More

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 6 Percent in 2017

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28 million tons in 2017, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to 2016. 2017’s loadings were also 2.1 percent above the trade’s 5-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 23.2 million tons, an increase of 8.4 percent compared to 2016. Shipments from U.S. quarries also […]

- January 10, 2018 Read More

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Will Get $65 Million Tune-Up This Winter

CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag Great Lakes vessel operators will spend $65 million maintaining and modernizing their vessels at Great Lakes shipyards this winter. When complete, the fleet will be ready to meet the needs of commerce come the spring break-out in March. “Winter is the one opportunity our members have to renew and upgrade their vessels,” […]

- January 9, 2018 Read More

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up Slightly in November

CLEVELAND – Frequent weather delays hampered the iron ore trade on the Great Lakes in November. Shipments totaled 5.7 million tons, an increase of just 60,000 tons compared to a year ago. Loadings did fare better when compared to the month’s 5-year average, increasing by 260,000 tons, or 4.8 percent. Shipments from U.S. ports totaled […]

- December 12, 2017 Read More

Port Unloads 5,000 Tons of Steel

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 […]

- December 6, 2017 Read More

Great Lakes/Seaway iron ore trade unchanged in October

Great Lakes/Seaway iron ore trade unchanged in October

- November 11, 2016 Read More

Governor-elect Eric Holcomb to speak at Indiana Logistics Summit

Governor-elect Eric Holcomb to speak at Indiana Logistics Summit

- November 11, 2016 Read More

Quebec Assoc. Secy. General of Maritime Affairs to make special presentation

Quebec Assoc. Secy. General of Maritime Affairs to make special presentation

- November 11, 2016 Read More

Lakes limestone trade down 3.5 percent in October

Lakes limestone trade down 3.5 percent in October

- November 3, 2016 Read More