Wisconsin

Economic Impact Study Reaches Far-Ranging Audiences

October 19, 2018

From Boston to Baton Rouge; from Honolulu to Houston; from Minneapolis to Montgomery; and many, many points in between, news of the new study, Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region was covered by multiple media markets across the country and saw widespread reach through social media channels. From its release…

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BUCKLE UP! New Beginnings at Port Milwaukee

October 19, 2018

On August 6, 2018, I assumed office as Director of Port Milwaukee after spending the last ten years of my career at U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and, in particular, as an employee of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). The decision to leave the Seaway was difficult; my time working at the SLSDC has…

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Deputy Administrator’s Column: An Updated New Economic Impact Study of the Great Lakes Seaway System Released

October 19, 2018

The July release of “Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes — St. Lawrence Region” was a landmark achievement. This study updates the previous binational economic impact study completed in 2011. It also represents the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis ever completed of the U.S. and Canadian impacts and benefits of commercial navigation in…

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Seaway Tonnage: Midseason Update

October 19, 2018

  After a slow start to the 2018 navigation season, steady gains in cargo movements and transits in July and August have put overall Seaway cargo tonnage on the rise. Commercial cargo shipments through August totaled 21.4 million metric tons (mmt), a 4 percent increase when compared to the same time period in 2017. This…

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers Launch Cruise The Great Lakes

October 18, 2018

Initiative Aims to Bring More Cruise Passengers to Great Lakes (MACKINAC ISLAND, MI) – Against the backdrop of a cruise ship docked at Mackinac Island, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today helped launch “Cruise the Great Lakes,” a new international partnership to bring more cruise passengers to the Great Lakes. “Cruise the Great Lakes” is the…

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August Shipping Remains Steady

September 19, 2018

U.S. ships on the Great Lakes carried 10 million tons of cargo last month, similar to August 2017’s totals and in line with the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore cargos topped 5 million tons for the month of August, up 6.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to numbers released by the Lake Carriers’…

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Strong Seaway Tonnage Numbers Realized in August

September 18, 2018

                                Washington, DC (September 18, 2018) – St. Lawrence Seaway traffic continues to see steady growth in 2018 with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo shipments through August of 21.4 million metric tons, a four percent increase over the same time frame…

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New Study Quantifies the Impact of Port Milwaukee on the Local Economy

September 7, 2018

Port Milwaukee Generated Over $100 Million in Business Revenue in 2017, Significantly Contributed to Local Commerce and Employment Port Milwaukee’s maritime cargo and vessel activity had a significant positive effect on the City and the region’s economy in 2017, a recently completed study has concluded. The study, commissioned by the marine shipping industry in partnership…

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Key Seaway Commodities See Growth in July

August 15, 2018

                        Washington, DC (August 15, 2018) – St. Lawrence Seaway traffic remained steady during the month of July, with year-to-date total cargo shipments of 16.5 million metric tons. Total transits were up by 2.5 percent from the same time last year. Top performing cargoes…

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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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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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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to Build 740ft Self-Unloading Great Lakes Barge

July 16, 2018

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has signed an agreement with VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc. to construct a new self-unloading barge for transportation of bulk products throughout the Great Lakes region. Measuring 740 feet in length (78 feet W, 45 feet H, 37,512 DWT), the vessel will be constructed in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. VanEnkevort Tug & Barge,…

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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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