Sustainability

Fednav Celebrates its Anniversary with a Special Name

September 4, 2019

At the Oshima Shipyard in Japan, Fednav Limited took delivery today of the Federal Montreal, its newest Great Lakes-suitable handysize vessel. The ceremony was attended by senior management from both Fednav and the shipyard. The Federal Montreal is a 34,500 DWT international ice-class bulk carrier, flagged in the Marshall Islands. Built to trade in the St. Lawrence River and the Great…

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New Report Highlights Restoration of the Great Lakes

August 26, 2019

Industrial pollution once plagued the Great Lakes. But over the past 35 years, both the United States and Canada have collaborated to clean up and restore the lakes and their shorelines. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson and his wife Lady Bird came to Buffalo to see first-hand what industrial pollution was doing to Lake Erie.…

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Announce Steps to Protect our Waters and Grow our Regional Economy

July 17, 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers gathered today for their 2019 Leadership Summit. The Governors and Premiers announced a series of actions on water, transportation, impact investing, and tourism. “The waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River unite our states and provinces,” said Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Chair…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks high in Green Marine

July 17, 2019

The Duluth port sees all sorts of ships passing in and out of the harbor. Often times, these ships are carrying massive, industrial loads of equipment or commodities; things you’d expect to leave a measurable trail of waste. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is aiming to ensure the harbor stays green. The Port Authority runs…

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks high in Green Marine

July 17, 2019

The Duluth port sees all sorts of ships passing in and out of the harbor. Often times, these ships are carrying massive, industrial loads of equipment or commodities; things you’d expect to leave a measurable trail of waste. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is aiming to ensure the harbor stays green. The Port Authority runs…

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Curran stockpiling 10,000 tons of wood pellets in Ogdensburg for overseas shipment

July 3, 2019

Curran Renewable Energy of Massena is stockpiling 10,000 metric tons of wood pellets at the Port of Ogdensburg for an overseas shipment in late July. The pellets will be shipped to Denmark for burning in a biomass plant there, according to a press release from the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. Read the full story…

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Wisconsin Sees Growing Interest In Wind Production

June 24, 2019

Wisconsin and the nation are seeing increased interest around wind energy. The declining cost of wind production and utilities that are pledging to reduce carbon emissions are playing a role in wind developments. In the Twin Ports, wind turbine shipments are expected to be up after a lull last year, according to Jayson Hron with the…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Port Infrastructure Development Program

June 19, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $292.7 Million Notice of Funding Opportunity   The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. “This major investment in the Port Infrastructure Development Program will…

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Ghanbari appointed to Great Lakes Commission, Great Lakes Basin Compact

June 17, 2019

Ohio Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari, R-Perrysburg, was appointed Friday by Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, to serve on the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes Basin Compact. “I am honored by the special faith and confidence Speaker Householder has placed in me through this vitally important appointment,” Ghanbari said. “Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, and House…

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Ports of Indiana Receives Green Marine Environmental Certification for All Ports, the First Network on Inland Waterway System

June 17, 2019

  The Ports of Indiana has received the coveted Green Marine certification for all three of its port locations for its commitment to advance environmental sustainability initiatives. It is the first state-wide port authority to achieve such distinction. Green Marine is a voluntary initiative to improve environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance in key areas such…

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Port of Rochester this summer

May 17, 2019

Dredging will begin in the coming weeks in the Port of Rochester and surrounding harbor. The Buffalo District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday it awarded a $1.5 million contract to a Michigan-based company to dredge in the federal navigation channel and harbor areas of the harbor. Work is slated to begin…

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Icebreaker inches towards construction

May 17, 2019

  The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) has reached an agreement with the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) in relation to the 21MW Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo says that having reached an agreement with staff, the next step is to seek approval from the Siting Board and the company is…

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US BRIG NIAGARA Sets Sail for Season

May 14, 2019

  Erie’s iconic flagship has its first shakedown training sail Saturday in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. You can bet U.S. BRIG NIAGARA Capt. Christopher Cusson and his crew will take an occasional timeout from their duties on Saturday during the vessel’s first shakedown training sail. They will make it a point to notice…

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First New Great Lakes Freighter in 36 Years to be Built Near Lake Michigan

May 14, 2019

    A new 639-foot freighter is being built over the next three years at a sprawling shipyard at the edge of Lake Michigan. Constructed for Interlake Steamship Company, the new self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the first U.S. flagged freighter being built for the Great Lakes since 1983, the company announced this…

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Aquatarium to Celebrate the Seaway

May 13, 2019

  When it opened in 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway was one of the greatest engineering feats of its time. Sixty years later, the Aquatarium is using 21st century technology to tell the story of the Seaway to today’s visitors. The facility billed as Brockville’s signature tourist attraction includes as its many features the “Pilot House,” a…

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