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Partner Spotlight – Andrie, Inc.

July 19, 2018

Founded in 1988 by Barbara Andrie and currently run by her son Stan, Andrie, Inc. provides diverse marine transportation services to the Great Lakes region. Headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan, the family-owned company operates its own equipment and manages vessels for others, supporting the shipping and commercial maritime industries on the Great Lakes. Customer Service and…

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Sen. Schumer Wants $5 million Upgrade to Seaway Visitor’s Center

July 17, 2018

Senator Charles Schumer wants the federal government to invest in a major upgrade for the visitor’s center at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock in Massena. At a press conference at center this week, Schumer focused first on the St. Lawrence Seaway Flanked by local lawmakers and business leaders, Schumer called the Seaway “vital,” saying “Good-paying…

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Soo Locks Could be Upgraded by 2030 if Federal Funding is Approved

July 16, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District estimates an upgrade to the Soo Locks could be completed by 2030 if the nearly $1 billion dollars in federal funding the undertaking would require is granted. Currently, the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie has two working locks for ships transporting iron and other materials throughout…

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New Soo Lock That Could Employ Thousands in Michigan Pushes Forward

July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending a new supersize navigation lock be built in northern Michigan, advancing an enormous project that has been stalled for decades. Congressional sources first informed the Free Press on Friday morning about details of the report on condition of anonymity because the Corps had not made its analysis public. But members…

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Soo Locks Improvements Finally Gaining Momentum?

June 26, 2018

  Long-sought improvements and upgrades to Michigan’s Soo Locks complex in Sault Ste. Marie, considered a vital linchpin to the nation’s economy and national security, appears to finally be getting some long overdue attention on multiple fronts, according to Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) National Legislative Counsel John Kran. “The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved the Water…

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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Honors Employees for Years of Service

June 26, 2018

                            MASSENA — Members of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) workforce were recently honored by SLSDC Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook during a recognition ceremony. Corporation employees who have attained ‘length-of-service’ milestones for Department of Transportation (DOT) service and for…

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Soo Locks to Receive Major Overhaul

June 18, 2018

    Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final FY2018 workplan detailing spending levels for Corps projects throughout the Great Lakes. As a reminder, the Corps decides final spending levels for each project based on the Administration’s original budget proposal, plus any additional funds made available to the Corps by Congress. Because…

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National Maritime Day – May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

The maritime industry has and always will power America. From trade and travel to defense, maritime has been an integral pillar of the foundation of the United States and the Great Lakes. This year will mark the 85th National Maritime Day. Congress named the holiday on May 22, 1933 to celebrate the American steamship Savannah’s…

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Damaged Ship Gets Emergency Repair In Monroe

April 12, 2018

The M/V Mississagi sought safe harbor in Monroe March 29, making it the first ship to dock at the port this season. The first ship to call upon the Port of Monroe for this shipping season wasn’t a planned arrival. The M/V Mississagi arrived March 29 in need of a place to make repairs, said…

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Recognizing Opportunity: Insights from a Storied Career

April 2, 2018

  I have been extremely fortunate to have spent over 46 consecutive years as a vessel agent. My Dad was a Group One telephone repairman (Ma Bell). My Dad’s father was a railroad worker, whose job entailed using a very steady steel bar (lining bar) to literally hand pull rail tracks to redirect train traffic. My…

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Partner Spotlight – Port of Duluth-Superior

March 28, 2018

Located at the western-most point of Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, the Port of Duluth-Superior is considered the “bulk cargo capital” of the Great Lakes. Economy Truly the start of the seaway system, the Port of Duluth-Superior connects the U.S. and Canadian heartland to the rest of the world. It is the backbone of…

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Lake Superior Opens for Business: Tug-Barge Sets Off to Start Shipping Season

March 27, 2018

The shipping campaign sailed into action on Tuesday and, no, the first vessel didn’t get stuck in the ice. The barge-tug combo Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort made it under the Aerial Lift Bridge and through the canal at about noon, only to seem to be held up on Lake Superior for several hours off 21st…

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Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority – More Than A Port

February 20, 2018

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

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Partner Spotlight – American Steamship Company

November 29, 2017

Founded in Buffalo, New York in 1907, American Steamship Company (ASC) has a rich history and even brighter future. Operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the navigation season, ASC vessels require no onshore assistance to unload cargo and have the capability to unload at impressive speeds – 7,000 to 10,000 net tons…

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to Expand Infrastructure & Ignite Economic Growth

October 31, 2017

10 FASTLANE Small Project Grants for 2017 Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, received one of the nation’s 10 FASTLANE small project grants for 2017. In August, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao informed Congress the Department of Transportation was recommending approval of a $9.85 million discretionary grant for the port.…

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