Wisconsin

Council Moves to Confirm New Port Director

June 14, 2018

Adam Schlicht has dreams of growing the port through international marketing. Members of the Common Council have given initial approval to the appointment of Adam Schlicht to lead the city’s port. Schlicht was nominated to head Port Milwaukee by Mayor Tom Barrett on May 30th. For the past ten years Schlicht, who grew up in…

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St. Lawrence Seaway System Reports Gains in Traditional Cargoes in May

June 13, 2018

Continued Demand for Raw Materials Keeps Seaway Traffic Above 5-Year Average Washington, DC (June 13, 2018) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported overall gains in traditional cargoes through the month of May, with shipments of coal, grain, liquid bulk and general cargoes totaling 4.67 million metric tons (mt) – keeping Seaway traffic above the five-year…

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A New Navigation Lock for the Upper Great Lakes

June 4, 2018

  By Harry Valentine U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced his support to build a new navigation lock between Lakes Superior and Huron, presently the location of a largest navigation lock between the North Atlantic and the Great Lakes. Any malfunction of the lock could halt ship transportation between these two lakes and inflict a…

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Protecting the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (MAY 10, 2018) – The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system is the longest deep-draft waterway in the world, and this year marks its 60th shipping season. This marine highway is home to some of North America’s most important ports that promote trade and commerce for the Great Lakes region and America’s…

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A New Year with New Opportunities Across the Great Lakes

April 2, 2018

In past Seaway Compass columns, I have highlighted the importance and significance of the ongoing enhancements to the U.S. and Canadian Seaway locks under our respective asset renewal programs. Yet, the Seaway is not the only organization in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System (GLSLS) making significant investments in new opportunities for 2018…

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Potential for a Large Cruise Ship on the Upper Great Lakes

March 8, 2018

While the ocean going cruise ship industry has undergone spectacular growth in recent years, the inland waterway cruise industry has undergone steady but less spectacular growth. The cruise vessels that sail the St Lawrence River and Great Lakes are comparatively small compared to ocean going cruise ships. However, there are prospects to develop a much…

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Opening of the 2018 Navigation Season and Maximum Allowable Drafts

March 1, 2018

The opening of the 2018 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times: • Welland Canal: March 29, 2018 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) • Montreal / Lake Ontario Section: March 29, 2018 – 0800 hours (D.S.T.) Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in…

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Port Unloads 5,000 Tons of Steel

December 6, 2017

About 5,000 tons of steel were unloaded at Port Milwaukee’s Terminal Two Monday afternoon. News media were invited to the port to see the rolled bundles of steel being moved from the ship, the Federal Champlain, to the warehouse nearby. Port Milwaukee Spokesperson Jeff Fleming said the steel will then be shipped via truck or…

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Traditional and project cargoes transit the St. Lawrence Seaway in November

December 15, 2016

Traditional and project cargoes transit the St. Lawrence Seaway in November

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Total tonnage numbers remain steady in November

December 7, 2016

Total tonnage numbers remain steady in November

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St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments steady in September

October 13, 2016

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments steady in September

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Tonnage numbers continue upward trend in September

October 11, 2016

Tonnage numbers continue upward trend in September

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Navigational channel dredging underway

October 5, 2016

Navigational channel dredging underway

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Wisconsin Capital Day focuses on Great Lakes shipping

September 30, 2016

Wisconsin Capital Day focuses on Great Lakes shipping

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St. Lawrence Seaway sees slight uptick in August traffic

September 15, 2016

St. Lawrence Seaway sees slight uptick in August traffic

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