Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

St. Lawrence Seaway System Plays Critical Role in Global Cargo Movement

August 20, 2020

American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system traded with a total of 29 countries in July. Shipments of commodities including wind energy components, asphalt and steel slab all showed notable increases. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020—increased to 15.6…

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Army Corps Gearing Up For Next Phase Of Lock Construction

August 12, 2020

  SAULT STE. MARIE — Soo Lock construction is set to shift into the next phase, Phase 2, of construction in September. This construction, according to a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is to facilitate the construction of a new Poe-sized lock in place of the existing Davis and…

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Historic International Shipments Earn Port of Monroe 2019 Pacesetter Award

August 6, 2020

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership applauds the Port of Monroe 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. The Port of Monroe received the Pacesetter Award five times out of the last seven seasons beginning in 2012. “Above…

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Three New Members Appointed To Ogdensburg Bridge And Port Authority

July 30, 2020

  OGDENSBURG — The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority will have a full complement of board members when it next meets in August. Three new members were nominated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and approved by the New York State Senate on July 23. Joining the board will be Jennifer Quirk-Pickman, a retired elementary school…

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New Seaway Tugboat Arrives in Massena, New York

July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced the arrival today of its new tugboat, the SEAWAY GUARDIAN, in Massena, New York. The vessel has been on a three-week journey through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, and up the Atlantic seaboard from the Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana,…

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Uptick in Traditional Cargos & Steady International Shipments Moving on St. Lawrence Seaway

July 16, 2020

American ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system handled a diverse mix of inbound and outbound cargos from 20 countries through June, reporting strong activity with wind energy components as well as traditional Seaway cargos. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020—increased to…

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SLSDC Names New Associate Administrator for Massena, New York Operations

June 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that Mr. Gary Croot will assume the position of Associate Administrator of the SLSDC’s Massena, New York operations and facilities on July 5.  Mr. Croot replaces Mr. Thomas Lavigne, who is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service at the…

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St. Lawrence Seaway Active with International Shipments, Moving Global Supply Chain

June 11, 2020

American ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system record particularly noteworthy increases in project cargo as they advance the global supply chain, trading with 22 countries during the first two months of the navigation season. Year-to-date total tonnage—from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on April 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020—is situated…

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Highway H20 Keeps Essential Cargoes Flowing Smoothly

June 8, 2020

As countries around the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19 earlier this year, the marine network known as Highway H20 — a massive, 3,700-kilometre stretch of connected waterways including the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway — did not miss a beat. Highway H20 is the world’s longest deep-draft inland waterway, stretching from the head…

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14 Individuals Selected To Serve On Re-Established Great Lakes Advisory Board

June 3, 2020

The committee provides advice and recommendations on matters concerning the Great Lakes, including restoration and protection.     MUSKEGON, Mich. — Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the membership of 14 individuals to the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) Wednesday. Wheeler re-established the GLAB in December 2018 as an advisory committee that provides…

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Get A Behind The Scenes Tour Of The Soo Locks

May 27, 2020

  CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — You can see what it’s like behind the scenes at the Soo Locks with a special virtual tour. The Virtual Visitor Center Tour will take place Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The event is being hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. During the tour you will get…

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Local View: Commercial Shipping’s Value To Twin Ports, Nation Can’t Be Overstated

May 22, 2020

  As our world persists during this global pandemic, we gratefully acknowledge the essential services performed by our nation’s maritime workers to keep commerce and cargo moving while also supporting our regional economy during a time of peril. Friday was National Maritime Day, which commemorated the 201st anniversary of the first trans-Atlantic steamship crossing. This…

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Collective Effort Under Way To Build Major Riverwalk

May 20, 2020

Imagine a few years from now having a massive walkway that will make it easier to hike, bike, kayak, run, boat, get shuttled to and from outdoor concerts, and do other waterfront activities along both sides of the Maumee River between downtown and East Toledo. That’s the concept of the proposed Glass City Riverwalk officials…

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Environmental Protection Agency Outlines 2020 Plans For Grasse River Remediation

May 18, 2020

  MASSENA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has outlined what activities are scheduled for the Grasse River remediation project in 2020. Arconic will resume in-river construction this spring to continue implementing a remediation plan selected by the EPA for the lower Grasse River. The plan, which was selected in 2013, calls for dredging and…

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Port Of Oswego Awarded For Second Straight Year The Pacesetter Award

May 18, 2020

OSWEGO – The Port of Oswego Authority for the second straight year has won the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped during the 2019 navigation season. “On behalf of our team at the Port of Oswego Authority, we’re delighted to accept this…

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