Sustainability

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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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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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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2018 Great Lakes Waterways Conference Recap

February 12, 2018

More than 200 leaders, experts and influencers from across the maritime industry gathered together for the 2018 Great Lakes Waterways Conference on Feb 6 and 7 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The bi-national annual meeting between the US and Canada focused on topics including autonomous technology, government partnerships, wind energy and…

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Shipping on the Great Lakes-Seaway – Efficient. Green. Sustainable.

February 12, 2018

Shipping goes big on the five Great Lakes, their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River – forming one of the longest deep draft navigation systems in the world. For more than 200 years, this bi-national waterway has served as a critical foundation for the region’s economy. When it comes to waterborne transportation, efficiency is…

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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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Fednav Receives Environmental Protection Award

November 14, 2017

Fednav Limited, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, was presented the IBJ Bulk Ship Operator Environmental Protection Award on November 13, 2017 at a gala dinner organized by the International Bulk Journal and held at historical Beurs Van Berlage of Amsterdam. This award spotlights Fednav’s excellence in environmental stewardship in the maritime trade, along with…

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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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