Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Plans for Major Growth After Landmark Year

PORTAGE, Ind. (March. 8, 2018) – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor completed a landmark year in 2017 and is poised for significant future growth as a result of several historic developments. In addition to handling an 8 percent increase in cargo shipments in 2017, the port doubled the size of its bulk terminal, attracted a […]

- March 13, 2018 Read More

Potential for a Large Cruise Ship on the Upper Great Lakes

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 […]

- March 8, 2018 Read More

Lake Freighter Repairs Means Big Business for Toledo

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – It has been a booming industry in our area for decades, but not many people know about it. However, it is why so many Lake Erie freighter ships dock here in Toledo over the winter. Currently at the Toledo Docks, just south of where the Maumee River dumps into Maumee Bay, […]

- March 5, 2018 Read More

Pink Barge “Big Hope 1” Promotes Cancer Research on First Visit to Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE, Ind., (February 19, 2018) – The Port of Indiana Burns Harbor welcomes a unique visitor today. Big Hope 1, a bright pink barge owned by Ceres Barge Line, makes its first appearance at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor traveling from the Tulsa Port of Catoosa up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to reach the […]

- March 5, 2018 Read More

After Strong 2017, Port of Cleveland Prepares for its 50th Anniversary Shipping Season in 2018

Cleveland, OH – Reporting solid numbers during the 2017 Navigation Season and looking ahead to an even stronger 2018, the Port of Cleveland announces exciting Great Lakes developments aimed at continuing to build Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness. 2017 Navigation Season The Port saw an overall increase in economic activity including handling 464,000 metric tons of […]

- March 1, 2018 Read More

Opening of the 2018 Navigation Season and Maximum Allowable Drafts

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 […]

- March 1, 2018 Read More

The Interlake Steamship Company Launches 2018 Sailing Season

River-Class Tug/Barge Begins Shuttling Iron Ore on Cuyahoga River MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS – The Interlake Steamship Company’s Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder, an articulated tug-barge unit (ATB), departs winter layup today to begin early-season shuttles of iron ore for ArcelorMittal, a leading integrated steel and mining company with blast furnaces at the head of the Cuyahoga River. A workhorse […]

- February 28, 2018 Read More

Major New Investments on the Great Lakes – Cleveland Cliffs HBI Plant

  Major new investments are on the horizon at Great Lakes ports, including a new hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant which will be located in Toledo – the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio. The $700-million plant, led by Cleveland Cliffs, a major supplier of iron ore in North America, will be the sole […]

- February 22, 2018 Read More

Ports of Indiana: Building on Success

The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority, established in 1963, which operates three ports: two on the Ohio River, one on Lake Michigan. Port officials refer to the three as “America’s Premier Inland Port System.” They cite location, location, location, providing access via two critical freight arteries – the Great Lakes and the […]

- February 22, 2018 Read More

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Records All-Time High Cargo Shipments

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon handled more cargo in 2017 than any port in the 57-year history of Indiana’s port system. This was the third-straight year the port handled more than 6 million tons, resulting in a three-year average that was 60 percent higher than the previous three years. Port shipments […]

- February 20, 2018 Read More

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority – More Than A Port

  Did you know the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is More than a Port?

- February 20, 2018 Read More

Ports of Indiana Completes Unprecedented Four-Year Growth Run

Average annual shipments jump 50 percent over previous four-year period INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 14, 2018) – The Ports of Indiana handled 11.8 million tons in 2017, resulting in a 5 percent increase from 2016 and the second-highest annual shipment total in the organization’s 57-year history. This was the fourth-consecutive year that the Ports of Indiana […]

- February 20, 2018 Read More

See Michigan’s Soo Locks Drained of All Its Water

SAULT STE. MARIE – Winter maintenance season at the Soo Locks offers an entirely different perspective of the hulking transportation system that is the engineering linchpin of Great Lakes shipping. The locks began its three-month seasonal shutdown on Jan. 15 so crews could address some major repair projects, regular inspections and maintenance. The U.S. Army […]

- February 19, 2018 Read More

Museum Offers Chance to Win 5-day Cruise on Great Lakes Freighter

MACKINAW CITY, MI – A Michigan maritime museum is offering two people the trip of a lifetime; a five-day cruise aboard a Great Lakes freighter. Through a random drawing hosted by the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, one lucky winner and his/her guest will have the opportunity to travel aboard one of the vessels in Central […]

- February 19, 2018 Read More

A Ship Without a Captain: Michigan Working to Bring Autonomous Vessels to Great Lakes

Autonomous vehicles are making their way towards the highways and streets of America, and between the automakers and the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run, Michigan is playing a big role in developing the technology for autonomous vehicles. Since Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes, what about autonomous vessels on the lakes? Michael Beaulac of […]

- February 16, 2018 Read More