Michigan

Port of Monroe Receives 2017 Season ‘Pacesetter Award’

August 3, 2018

Honored for Significant Growth in International Tonnage Washington, D.C. (August 3, 2018) – The Port of Monroe achieved a 123 percent growth in international tonnage in their 2017 Navigation Season on Wednesday July 25, 2018. For this, the port was honored with the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation…

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Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards

July 27, 2018

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements at 29 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant program. MARAD’s Small Shipyard grant funding supports capital improvements that foster increased efficiency and economic growth. “These grants are an investment…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Diverse Cargo in June

July 26, 2018

Varied Cargo keeps Shipping Atop an Ever-Changing Economic World Washington, DC (July 26, 2018) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported gains in traditional and project cargo for the month of June. Year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period from March 29, 2018 through June 30,2018 were 12.1 million metric tons, a decrease of just over…

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Partner Spotlight – Andrie, Inc.

July 19, 2018

Founded in 1988 by Barbara Andrie and currently run by her son Stan, Andrie, Inc. provides diverse marine transportation services to the Great Lakes region. Headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan, the family-owned company operates its own equipment and manages vessels for others, supporting the shipping and commercial maritime industries on the Great Lakes. Customer Service and…

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New Economic Impact Study Finds Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping Supports More Than 237,000 Jobs and Billions in Economic Activity

July 19, 2018

U.S Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 www.transportation.gov/briefingroom News WASHINGTON – According to a new study, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system supports more than 237,000 jobs, 147,500 of which are located in the eight U.S. Great Lakes states. In addition, the study found that…

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Great Lakes Towing Partners with Michigan Port

July 16, 2018

                          The Port of Monroe, Mich., has established an exclusive partnership with The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard, with the Cleveland-based company providing full service towing and shipyard services. Great Lakes Towing has relocated the 83’x21′ tug Wisconsin, and it is now permanently stationed…

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Soo Locks Could be Upgraded by 2030 if Federal Funding is Approved

July 16, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District estimates an upgrade to the Soo Locks could be completed by 2030 if the nearly $1 billion dollars in federal funding the undertaking would require is granted. Currently, the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie has two working locks for ships transporting iron and other materials throughout…

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New Soo Lock That Could Employ Thousands in Michigan Pushes Forward

July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending a new supersize navigation lock be built in northern Michigan, advancing an enormous project that has been stalled for decades. Congressional sources first informed the Free Press on Friday morning about details of the report on condition of anonymity because the Corps had not made its analysis public. But members…

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Historic Seaway Carrier Makes Last Trip Down St. Lawrence

July 3, 2018

White paint covers up most of her name. The American Victory, once a star of the Seaway, is slowly making her last trip down the St. Lawrence as the ‘‘Victo.” On Tuesday, she made her way through the Eisenhower locks in Massena, a vessel stripped to the bone and being towed by three tugs to…

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St. Lawrence Seaway

June 27, 2018

Create a seaway to connect the Great Lakes of North America to the Atlantic Ocean The St Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals and channels linking the Great Lakes of Northern America with the Atlantic Ocean. Acknowledged as one of the outstanding engineering achievements of the 20th century, the seaway opened in 1959.…

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Soo Locks Improvements Finally Gaining Momentum?

June 26, 2018

  Long-sought improvements and upgrades to Michigan’s Soo Locks complex in Sault Ste. Marie, considered a vital linchpin to the nation’s economy and national security, appears to finally be getting some long overdue attention on multiple fronts, according to Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) National Legislative Counsel John Kran. “The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved the Water…

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Lakes Limestone Trade Up Nearly 4 Percent in May

June 26, 2018

    CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.745 million tons in May, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to a year ago. May’s loadings also bettered the month’s 5-year average by the same percent. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.155 million tons, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to a…

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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Honors Employees for Years of Service

June 26, 2018

                            MASSENA — Members of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) workforce were recently honored by SLSDC Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook during a recognition ceremony. Corporation employees who have attained ‘length-of-service’ milestones for Department of Transportation (DOT) service and for…

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Cruise the Great Lakes

June 25, 2018

  In 2016, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers developed a strategy to rejuvenate the region’s maritime transportation system. Beyond actions to strengthen traditional maritime commerce, the strategy included steps to develop niche markets such as cruising into bigger economic drivers. Bringing more cruise ships to more of the region’s ports and cities represents…

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SLSDC Great Lakes Regional Initiative Continues into Third Year

June 25, 2018

The SLSDC has been better able to support Great Lakes ports, terminals, shippers, carriers, and labor to increase maritime trade. With the recent arrival of Ken Carey, the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation’s Manager of Market Development, the two Seaway Corporations are continuing to expand and grow the Seaway maritime supply chain. Outreach to…

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