States/Provinces

Detroit Port Authority to Get $500,000 for Brownfield Cleanup

June 14, 2018

DETROIT — The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority is getting $500,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to help clean up contaminated brownfield sites. The EPA says the funding is part of a program that helps communities reuse vacant and abandoned properties by making them available for housing, recreation, open space, health facilities, social services and other…

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Photos Show 3 Thousand-Foot Freighters Converging Near Michigan’s Soo Locks

June 14, 2018

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Ship lovers got a treat in recent days when three of the Great Lakes’ massive thousand-footers where gathered at the Soo Locks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. David Kaye got some great pictures of the heavyweight trio in the Soo Harbor last Friday, and agreed to share them with MLive readers.…

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U.S. House OKs Nolan’s Infrastructure Amendment For Soo Locks

June 14, 2018

Nolan and other Great Lakes representatives believe the construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is vital to our national economy, national security and the nation’s infrastructure. “The Soo Locks are in danger of obsolescence due to outdated infrastructure. We badly need a new lock to be built – and millions of…

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Council Moves to Confirm New Port Director

June 14, 2018

Adam Schlicht has dreams of growing the port through international marketing. Members of the Common Council have given initial approval to the appointment of Adam Schlicht to lead the city’s port. Schlicht was nominated to head Port Milwaukee by Mayor Tom Barrett on May 30th. For the past ten years Schlicht, who grew up in…

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Ports of Indiana Names New CEO

June 13, 2018

Vanta E. Coda II to become CEO following Rich Cooper’s retirement INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2018) – Vanta E. Coda II has been named as the Ports of Indiana’s next chief executive officer to replace Rich Cooper following his retirement, effective July 1, 2018. Cooper is retiring after 16 years with the Ports of Indiana and…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System Reports Gains in Traditional Cargoes in May

June 13, 2018

Continued Demand for Raw Materials Keeps Seaway Traffic Above 5-Year Average Washington, DC (June 13, 2018) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported overall gains in traditional cargoes through the month of May, with shipments of coal, grain, liquid bulk and general cargoes totaling 4.67 million metric tons (mt) – keeping Seaway traffic above the five-year…

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House of Representatives Gives Corps of Engineers Marching Orders: Finish Soo Lock Cost/Benefit Study Now!

June 4, 2018

CLEVELAND – The Soo Locks’ critical role in the national defense of the United States has prompted the House of Representatives to direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to accelerate their project to build a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The Committee on Armed Service’s report on the National Defense…

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A New Navigation Lock for the Upper Great Lakes

June 4, 2018

  By Harry Valentine U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced his support to build a new navigation lock between Lakes Superior and Huron, presently the location of a largest navigation lock between the North Atlantic and the Great Lakes. Any malfunction of the lock could halt ship transportation between these two lakes and inflict a…

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Lake Carriers’ Association: 25 Years of Leadership Protecting the Economy, Environment and Quality of Life in the Great Lakes Region

May 25, 2018

Association Pioneered the First Voluntary Ballast Water Management Plan in North America When Ruffe Appeared CLEVELAND, May 17, 2018 – The Lake Carriers Association (LCA) has long recognized the threat non-native species represent to the Great Lakes and has been a leader in working on solutions for decades. This year marks the 25th anniversary of…

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Seaway Visitors’ Center Opens May 25th

May 25, 2018

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) is announcing that today the Dwight D. Eisenhower Visitors’ Center, located at the U. S. Eisenhower Lock, will open to the public and remain open daily, including weekends, through Labor Day, September 3, 2018. The Visitors’ Center hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.…

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Good Seamanship is the Key To a Safe Boating Season on the Great Lakes

May 25, 2018

                        CLEVELAND – The Great Lakes are one of America’s busiest waterways. Each year U.S., Canadian and vessels from throughout the world move upwards of 160 million tons of cargos that drive the North American economy. The largest vessels, the U.S.-flag 1,000-footers, are almost…

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Mount Vernon Shipments Drive Record First Quarter for Ports of Indiana

May 21, 2018

                          INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 16, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana set a record for first quarter shipments in 2018, handling 3.2 million tons at all three ports. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon drove this success by setting a record for the highest…

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Protecting the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (MAY 10, 2018) – The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system is the longest deep-draft waterway in the world, and this year marks its 60th shipping season. This marine highway is home to some of North America’s most important ports that promote trade and commerce for the Great Lakes region and America’s…

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First Saltie Arrives in Twin Ports

April 20, 2018

The first oceangoing vessel of the 2018 commercial navigation season, the Federal Weser, arrived at the port of Duluth-Superior at around 9:41 p.m on Thursday. The Federal Weser was expected to start loading Monday morning at the CHS terminal on the Superior side of the harbor — 21,400 metric tons of durum wheat bound for…

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Toledo Shipyard Gets Massive Freighters Ready for Great Lakes

April 16, 2018

High atop the John J. Boland, a 680-foot-long lake freighter, there’s a fevered rush to finish the off-season repairs and get the ship back to the open lakes where it can start making money.   “It’s hell week,” said Daniel Hutchison, the assistant vice president of engineering for the American Steamship Co., which owns the…

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