Minnesota

Port of Duluth-Superior seeing record-breaking year

November 11, 2019

DULUTH, MN — Having a record year. That’s the message from the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in the midst of the shipping season. “It’s been a good season so far. It’s been solid,” said Jayson Hron, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. Hron said thanks to Mother Nature’s force the shipping…

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St. Lawrence Seaway shipping boosted by diverse cargo mix

October 30, 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 —…

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Duluth Cargo Connect wins worldwide Heavy Lift Award

October 30, 2019

Today in Antwerp, Belgium, Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International selected Duluth Cargo Connect as the publication’s 2019 Worldwide Port/Terminal Operator of the Year. An international panel of industry experts selected the award winners. HLPFI established the Heavy Lift Awards to recognize excellence in complex logistics, transport and engineering projects around the world. Duluth Cargo…

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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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Duluth-Superior port on pace for banner year

October 18, 2019

Wheat, wind turbines helping boost tonnage total while high-water levels present “challenge and opportunity” An increase in overseas wheat exports from the port of Duluth-Superior is keeping the port’s overall tonnage on pace to beat its 2018 totals and five-year average. Through Aug. 31, exports of grain were up 5% compared to the same time…

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Hands-free mooring now fully deployed at Seaway locks

October 18, 2019

Hands-free mooring (HFM) technology, which uses vacuum pads instead of lines to hold ships in place as they transit locks, is now fully deployed throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway. In a June 6 announcement, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. (SLSDC) called HFM the most important technological advance on the Seaway…

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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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IMA president supports critical investment in the Soo Locks

September 27, 2019

Kelsey Johnson, president of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota, last week discussed the importance of the Sault St. Marie Soo Locks for America’s iron mining and steelmaking industries. Johnson spoke alongside Congressman Pete Stauber, Congressman Jack Bergman, Deb DeLuca, executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Julie Pierce, vice president of strategy…

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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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Big Changes on Horizon for Soo Locks

September 5, 2019

DULUTH, MN – “The impact of the Soo Locks is felt nationwide,” Congressman, Pete Stauber says. That statement was the theme of today’s press conference where future improvement plans for the locks were announced. It’s not unusual for more than seventy thousand tons of iron ore to be carried on a vessel using the locks.…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks high in Green Marine

July 17, 2019

The Duluth port sees all sorts of ships passing in and out of the harbor. Often times, these ships are carrying massive, industrial loads of equipment or commodities; things you’d expect to leave a measurable trail of waste. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is aiming to ensure the harbor stays green. The Port Authority runs…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks high in Green Marine

July 17, 2019

The Duluth port sees all sorts of ships passing in and out of the harbor. Often times, these ships are carrying massive, industrial loads of equipment or commodities; things you’d expect to leave a measurable trail of waste. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is aiming to ensure the harbor stays green. The Port Authority runs…

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Is Duluth the Most Inland Seaport in North America?

July 3, 2019

These days, it takes about a week for a ship to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to Duluth, a 2,342-mile journey winding through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to the western tip of Lake Superior. The Port of Duluth-Superior serves as a transportation epicenter, connecting railroads and interstates with the marine “highway” used…

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See the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior through the years

July 3, 2019

Dec. 1, 1981: No, the Jablanica, an ocean freighter from Yugoslavia, isn’t sinking at the Duluth Port Terminal. Holds on the ship’s starboard side were flooded so workers could make routine repairs on the port side, said officials at Guthrie-Hubner Inc. “It’s nothing to get excited about,” said company vice president William Baker. Sunrise over…

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First cruise ship of the season to dock at Port Milwaukee on Tuesday

June 24, 2019

The Pearl Mist, a 210-passenger cruise ship, is expected to dock at Port Milwaukee on Tuesday. It will be the first of 11 port calls by cruise ships expected at the port this season. That is more than double the number of stops by cruise ships in Milwaukee last year. Pearl Mist’s voyages on the Great…

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