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Port of Buffalo on Pace for Best Season in a Decade

October 20, 2020

“Exploding” is the one-word Patricia C. Schreiber, the Port Director at Port of Buffalo, used to describe the port’s exceptional 2020 navigation season — which began on April 12, 2020 — thus far. Through early September, the Port of Buffalo welcomed 15 vessels to the port with more scheduled to arrive in the remainder of…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $220 Million in Grants for America’s Ports

October 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 16 states and territories through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program. “This $220 million in federal grants will improve America’s ports with nearly half…

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U.S. Grain Filling American Ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

October 15, 2020

Amidst these challenging times, overall tonnage across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System is down 8 percent compared to this time last year. From the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020, American and Canadian ports handled a total of 23.3 million metric tons (mt). In September, ports…

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The Port of Milwaukee Expands, Diversifies

October 13, 2020

Known historically as a salt port, Port Milwaukee has worked and invested steadfastly to modernize its infrastructure while diversifying its commodity mix to prepare the port for coming generations. Adam Tindall-Schlicht, Director, Port Milwaukee, discusses the pace of change.     Source: MarineLink

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East Dobbins Landing Dock Wall Project On Schedule

October 7, 2020

Work continues on a multi-million dollar construction project along Erie’s bayfront. The project started earlier this year on the shoreline immediately east of Dobbins Landing. It’s been underway for about five months now and is funded in part by a $1.6 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). When complete, the project will…

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September Tonnage Rebounds from July and August

October 7, 2020

(Green Bay, Wis.) – The Port of Green Bay saw 219,000 tons of cargo move through in September, well above the totals registered in July and August. The year-to-date totals, however, still lag behind last year (-21%) at 1.28 million tons. On the import side, cement shipments are up 21% over last year, while foreign…

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Port Milwaukee Director Tindall-Schlicht Honored By AntwerpXL

October 6, 2020

Leaders of an international shipping conference have named Milwaukee’s Port Director, Adam Tindall-Schlicht, as an AntwerpXL 40 Under 40 honoree. The award showcases rising stars, under the age of 40, in an important sector of marine commerce. AntwerpXL is a major conference focusing on breakbulk shipping – that is cargo not transported in containers. Port…

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Global Shipping Hub Celebrates 50 Years

October 1, 2020

Vision for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor leads to multi-billion-dollar economic powerhouse The 50th anniversary of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in 2020 was not marked by a big celebration. The global pandemic derailed any formal event, but operators, businesses based at the port and economic development professionals recognize its importance as an international shipping hub.…

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Port Authority Receives Nearly $570K In MAP Funding

October 1, 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority received nearly $570,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation through the Maritime Assistance Program for two projects at the Port of Toledo. The $568,125 grant funds provide 50 percent of the total project costs that will be matched by local funds. The first project is the…

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Phase Two Contract Awarded for New Soo Lock Project

September 24, 2020

The second phase construction contract for the New Lock at the Soo has been awarded to Kokosing Alberici LLC of Westerville, Ohio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials announced Thursday. The much-anticipated mega-project will require three phases of construction. Kokosing Alberici’s $111 million contract to complete the second phase will stabilize the existing approach walls,…

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The Algoma Equinox

September 22, 2020

  SAULT STE. MARIE — In the early afternoon of Monday, Sept. 21, spectators could watch the Algoma Equinox travel through the St. Mary’s River as it was on its way to Thunder Bay, Canada. The Algoma Equinox is a bulk carrier built in 2013 in Tongzhou, China, and is sailing under the flag of…

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Midseason Tonnage Report: Lows And Highs During A Pandemic

September 17, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. — After an early summer surge, maritime tonnage through the Port of Duluth-Superior slowed atypically in August, amidst a tepid recovery from COVID-induced lows. Total tonnage stood 31 percent behind the 2019 pace through Aug. 31, driven primarily by declines in coal and iron ore tonnage (down 59 percent and 26 percent, respectively).…

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New Soo Lock Work Shifts To Round-The-Clock Construction

September 17, 2020

  SAULT STE, MARIE, MI – Round-the-clock work has begun at the Soo Locks. The Army Corps of Engineers, District Detroit, said Wednesday that phase one of an extensive, multiyear project to update existing locks and to create a new lock at the Upper Peninsula facility shifted into high gear on Sept. 8. To start,…

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The St. Lawrence Seaway System: U.S. Farmers’ Key Advantage for Competing Globally

September 16, 2020

American ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System traded with a total of 32 countries in August. Shipments of commodities including wind energy components and gypsum remained strong, while exports of agricultural products picked up pace. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020—increased…

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North America’s Critical Link: Illinois International Port District Earns 2019 Pacesetter Award

September 3, 2020

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership applauds the Illinois International Port District for earning a 2019 navigation season Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award, which recognizes their efforts in increasing international Seaway cargo during the 2019 navigation season. “We’re humbled to be acknowledged and we’re proud of what it signifies. It shows those related, affected by and connected to…

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