States/Provinces

Duluth’s new boat helps fight fires from Lake Superior

June 19, 2019

Duluth vessel equipped for fire, medical, environmental response   The distress calls coming from the world’s largest freshwater lake in dense fog or the cover of night can be tricky for Duluth-based rescuers who are compelled to respond. But now, with a new night-vision fire and rescue boat equipped to handle the big waves on…

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National Maritime Day celebrated in Duluth

June 17, 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…

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Ports of Indiana Receives Green Marine Environmental Certification for All Ports, the First Network on Inland Waterway System

June 17, 2019

  The Ports of Indiana has received the coveted Green Marine certification for all three of its port locations for its commitment to advance environmental sustainability initiatives. It is the first state-wide port authority to achieve such distinction. Green Marine is a voluntary initiative to improve environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance in key areas such…

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U.S. Wind Energy and Construction Supported by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping with Large Increases in Project Cargo During May

June 14, 2019

  The St. Lawrence Seaway, North America’s binational marine highway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, reported overall gains in project cargo, agriculture and iron ore. These notable increases, specifically in project cargo, indicate that shippers view the Great Lakes Seaway system as way to ship to America’s heartland faster and more efficiently.…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Hands-Free Mooring Technology Fully Operational at all St. Lawrence Seaway Locks

June 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that Hands-Free Mooring (HFM) technology is fully deployed throughout the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The new technology revolutionizes the method for locking vessels through the Seaway and is the most important technological advance since the Seaway’s opening in 1959. “This new technology is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Port of Duluth-Superior berths Pacesetter Award

May 22, 2019

  The United States Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation will present its 2018 Pacesetter Award to the Port of Duluth-Superior tomorrow as part of the region’s National Maritime Day festivities. The award salutes Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System ports that registered international cargo tonnage increases during the 2018 shipping season.   Duluth Seaway Port…

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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…

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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…

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