Ohio

Conneaut Receives $19.5M Federal Grant For Port, Infrastructure Projects

October 20, 2020

  The city of Conneaut has been awarded a federal grant of $19.5 million to help develop several transportation-related projects in its Conneaut East Industrial Park and Port of Conneaut.   The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Program “will bring new rail service, create new streets and support large industrial…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $220 Million in Grants for America’s Ports

October 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 16 states and territories through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program. “This $220 million in federal grants will improve America’s ports with nearly half…

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Port Authority Receives Nearly $570K In MAP Funding

October 1, 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority received nearly $570,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation through the Maritime Assistance Program for two projects at the Port of Toledo. The $568,125 grant funds provide 50 percent of the total project costs that will be matched by local funds. The first project is the…

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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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PA House Unanimously Adopts Sept. 7th As Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day

September 2, 2020

The PA House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution declaring Sept. 7, 2020 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day. State Rep. Pat Harkins says H.R. 984 highlights the unique ways Lake Erie benefits the Commonwealth. “Those of us who call this region home have a special connection to Lake Erie, which is a huge part of our…

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Edwin H. Gott Makes Its Way To Ohio Through Soo Locks

August 28, 2020

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Edwin H. Gott passed through the Soo Locks on Thursday afternoon. The Edwin H. Gott is a 1,004-foot self-discharging bulk carrier owned and operated by Great Lakes Fleet, Inc. The ship was built in 1979 in Wisconsin and has a carrying capacity of 2,105,527 cubic feet. Originally, the Edwin H.…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System Plays Critical Role in Global Cargo Movement

August 20, 2020

American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system traded with a total of 29 countries in July. Shipments of commodities including wind energy components, asphalt and steel slab all showed notable increases. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020—increased to 15.6…

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EPA Selects Stollenwerk For Federal Great Lakes Advisory Board

June 3, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. — The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced today its appointees to the Great Lakes Advisory Board, a federal committee established to provide ongoing recommendations regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the U.S. and Canada. The appointees included Jeff Stollenwerk, Duluth Seaway Port Authority director…

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14 Individuals Selected To Serve On Re-Established Great Lakes Advisory Board

June 3, 2020

The committee provides advice and recommendations on matters concerning the Great Lakes, including restoration and protection.     MUSKEGON, Mich. — Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the membership of 14 individuals to the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) Wednesday. Wheeler re-established the GLAB in December 2018 as an advisory committee that provides…

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Collective Effort Under Way To Build Major Riverwalk

May 20, 2020

Imagine a few years from now having a massive walkway that will make it easier to hike, bike, kayak, run, boat, get shuttled to and from outdoor concerts, and do other waterfront activities along both sides of the Maumee River between downtown and East Toledo. That’s the concept of the proposed Glass City Riverwalk officials…

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Great Lakes Towing Docks Tugboat at Black River Landing

May 11, 2020

  Despite the changes that made due to novel coronavirus, a constant for Lorain still is Lake Erie and the Black River. Operations have continued for water-related services including Great Lakes Towing, which had a large vessel docked May 11 at Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane in downtown Lorain. Tom Brown, executive director of the…

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U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Begins The 2020 Sailing Season Amid The Challenges Of COVID-19

March 24, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO (March 24, 2020) – The first U.S.-flag commercial vessel, known as “lakers,” will transit the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in the early hours of Wednesday, March 25, signaling the start of the 2020 sailing season. They carry the materials that drive the U.S. economy: iron ore for steel, stone and cement…

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Port City Review: These 20 Seaport Communities Help Drive The U.S. Economy

March 19, 2020

  Ports are “crucial to the economy,” Texas economist Ray Perryman wrote in 2017. “Ports generate substantial business activity through their operations, but those benefits are dwarfed by the huge importance of water transportation to other industries.” In this survey of 20 U.S. port cities, we look at various engines of economic development and see how they…

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Winter Work On The Great Lakes

March 16, 2020

  Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen. The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet…

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Great Lakes Ports Work On Building Cargo Diversity

March 9, 2020

Project cargo’s growing diversification role Throughout the vast Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system in the United States and Canada, most ports seek to diversify their customer base by developing new business beyond traditional bulk markets. Front and center in their efforts are project cargoes, especially wind energy components destined to meet the rising demands of…

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