Sustainability

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names New Executive Director

September 10, 2018

                        Duluth, Minn. 8/13/18—A woman will be at the helm of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) for the first time in the organization’s 60-plus year history. The DSPA board held a special meeting August 13 and unanimously appointed Deb DeLuca as executive director,…

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Fednav Joins Network of Whale Watchers

August 23, 2018

Montreal, Quebec, July 30, 2018 – Fednav Limited has become the first international shipowner to join the whale watching members of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON). Fednav is the world’s largest operator of ice-class dry-bulk carriers and Canada’s leading oceangoing dry-bulk shipowning and chartering group. It operates a modern and efficient fleet of approximately…

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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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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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Water Levels: Now Versus Then, Lessons Learned

June 25, 2018

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the Lake Ontario level was 31 inches above the average and 3 inches above the record high, which was set in 1952. Widespread flooding was occurring in the Ottawa River Valley, Montreal, and along the shores of Lake Ontario. Newspapers and social media posted photos of…

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Lake Carriers’ Association: 25 Years of Leadership Protecting the Economy, Environment and Quality of Life in the Great Lakes Region

May 25, 2018

Association Pioneered the First Voluntary Ballast Water Management Plan in North America When Ruffe Appeared CLEVELAND, May 17, 2018 – The Lake Carriers Association (LCA) has long recognized the threat non-native species represent to the Great Lakes and has been a leader in working on solutions for decades. This year marks the 25th anniversary of…

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

February 22, 2018

  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…

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2018 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding Opportunity Announced

February 20, 2018

The purpose of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Grants solicitation is to provide federal financial and technical assistance to habitat restoration projects that both meet NOAA’s mission to restore coastal habitats and support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) goal to protect and restore habitats, in…

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