Safety

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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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers United for Growth

October 30, 2017

Following the Capitol Day in Lansing, Michigan where Great Lakes Seaway Partnership members met with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the Governor attended the 2017 Leadership Summit in Windsor, Ontario on October 20, 2017 for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. Together they united to propel the region’s growth and announced a…

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Great Lakes Leaders Unite During Michigan State Capitol Day

October 3, 2017

Leaders of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System visited the State of Michigan capitol in Lansing, Michigan on October 3, 2017 to meet with government officials  promote The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, a joint public affairs initiative to improve the understanding of benefits inherent in marine transportation in the Great Lakes region. Members of the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership…

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The Interlake Steamship Company Joins Green Marine Along With Other Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Members

October 3, 2017

The Interlake Steamship Company, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, has become the first U.S. Great Lakes shipowner to join Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry in North America. As the largest privately held U.S.-flagged fleet on the Great Lakes, the Interlake Steamship Company is propelled by a long-term…

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor celebrates Indiana’s Bicentennial with 200th vessel of 2016

December 2, 2016

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor celebrates Indiana’s Bicentennial with 200th vessel of 2016

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Governor-elect Eric Holcomb to speak at Indiana Logistics Summit

November 11, 2016

Governor-elect Eric Holcomb to speak at Indiana Logistics Summit

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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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