New York

Port of Buffalo on Pace for Best Season in a Decade

October 20, 2020

“Exploding” is the one-word Patricia C. Schreiber, the Port Director at Port of Buffalo, used to describe the port’s exceptional 2020 navigation season — which began on April 12, 2020 — thus far. Through early September, the Port of Buffalo welcomed 15 vessels to the port with more scheduled to arrive in the remainder of…

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U.S. Grain Filling American Ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

October 15, 2020

Amidst these challenging times, overall tonnage across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System is down 8 percent compared to this time last year. From the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, American and Canadian ports handled a total of 23.3 million metric tons (mt). In September, ports…

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The St. Lawrence Seaway System: U.S. Farmers’ Key Advantage for Competing Globally

September 16, 2020

American ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System traded with a total of 32 countries in August. Shipments of commodities including wind energy components and gypsum remained strong, while exports of agricultural products picked up pace. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020—increased…

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DOT Commissioner Visits Port Authority

August 17, 2020

OSWEGO – On Thursday of last week the New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner, Marie Therese Dominguez, came to the Port Of Oswego Authority to be briefed on the Port improvements and expansion projects, which total upwards of $26 million, and are currently underway at the Port of Oswego. “The Port of Oswego Authority…

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Three New Members Appointed To Ogdensburg Bridge And Port Authority

July 30, 2020

  OGDENSBURG — The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority will have a full complement of board members when it next meets in August. Three new members were nominated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and approved by the New York State Senate on July 23. Joining the board will be Jennifer Quirk-Pickman, a retired elementary school…

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New Seaway Tugboat Arrives in Massena, New York

July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the arrival today of its new tugboat, the SEAWAY GUARDIAN, in Massena, New York. The vessel has been on a three-week journey through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, and up the Atlantic seaboard from the Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana,…

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SLSDC Names New Associate Administrator for Massena, New York Operations

June 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that Mr. Gary Croot will assume the position of Associate Administrator of the SLSDC’s Massena, New York operations and facilities on July 5.  Mr. Croot replaces Mr. Thomas Lavigne, who is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service at the…

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St. Lawrence Seaway Active with International Shipments, Moving Global Supply Chain

June 11, 2020

American ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system record particularly noteworthy increases in project cargo as they advance the global supply chain, trading with 22 countries during the first two months of the navigation season. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020—is situated…

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Future Agricultural Transport on North American Waterways

May 24, 2020

  The long-term trend of annual rainfall taken across Northern USA and Southern Canada for over a century reveals a steady increase. Redirecting some seasonal spring flood water through pipes into water tables would bypass frozen ground and enhance summer agricultural production. That production would influence future seasonal agricultural bulk transportation along North American inland…

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Environmental Protection Agency Outlines 2020 Plans For Grasse River Remediation

May 18, 2020

  MASSENA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has outlined what activities are scheduled for the Grasse River remediation project in 2020. Arconic will resume in-river construction this spring to continue implementing a remediation plan selected by the EPA for the lower Grasse River. The plan, which was selected in 2013, calls for dredging and…

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Port Of Oswego Awarded For Second Straight Year The Pacesetter Award

May 18, 2020

OSWEGO – The Port of Oswego Authority for the second straight year has won the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped during the 2019 navigation season. “On behalf of our team at the Port of Oswego Authority, we’re delighted to accept this…

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Port Of Duluth-Superior Lands Record 17th Pacesetter Honor

May 7, 2020

The award is given to domestic Great Lakes ports that show year-over-year tonnage increases for international cargoes.     The port of Duluth-Superior earned its second consecutive Pacesetter Award from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. on Wednesday. The honor acknowledged an increase in international cargo tonnage during the 2019 shipping season. The port of…

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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Announces Port Winners of 2019 Season “Pacesetter Award”

May 6, 2020

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that five U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System received the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2019 navigation season. “The St. Lawrence Seaway and its ports are vital…

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Modifications Made To Grasse River Cleanup To Accommodate Larger Tugboat

April 15, 2020

  MASSENA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says there will be some modifications when work begins again this year to address sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Grasse River Superfund Site. The modification calls for removal of an additional 90,000 cubic yards of sediment from an area of the river near Snug…

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Season’s First Saltie Scheduled To Arrive In Duluth Tonight

April 8, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. — The first oceangoing vessel of 2020 is scheduled to arrive in the Port of Duluth-Superior tonight at approximately 8 p.m. Federal Churchill, a 656-foot ice-class bulk carrier owned by Montréal-based Fednav, will earn the First Ship distinction, completing the season’s first full transit of the St. Lawrence Seaway en route to the…

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