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Five U.S. Great Lakes ports receive steel shipments in October, outbound grain remains high

November 16, 2022

Five U.S. Great Lakes ports receive steel shipments in October, outbound grain remains high The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today announced the tonnage report for traffic through the St. Lawrence Seaway System through October, 2022. The report indicates that the Seaway System remains a reliable supply chain for essential commodities like steel and agricultural products.…

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continues to be reliable agriculture shipping route

October 18, 2022

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continues to be reliable agriculture shipping route US grain shipments up over 41 percent year over year through September Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announced the tonnage report for traffic through the St. Lawrence System through September, 2022. The numbers show that the Seaway System continues to provide a reliable global…

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Secretary Buttigieg and Deputy Secretary Trottenberg Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Seaway Visitor Center in Massena, N.Y.

September 29, 2022

MASSENA, N.Y. – Today, top U.S. Department of Transportation officials were on hand as the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) broke ground on a new visitor center at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock in Massena, N.Y. The center will welcome visitors to the Seaway and provide a world class tourist attraction for the…

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Steel shipments on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System uplift American manufacturing

September 15, 2022

Steel shipments on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System uplift American manufacturing August tonnage report shows uptick in steel shipments The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announced cargo volumes for commercial shipping through the St. Lawrence Seaway System through August. The report indicates robust steel and aluminum shipment activity throughout the 2022 season to date. “Much as…

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Grain shipments on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System remain strong through July

August 18, 2022

Grain shipments on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System remain strong through July U.S. ag exports continue to be highlight of 2022 season The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today announced the tonnage report for traffic through the St. Lawrence Seaway through July, showing a continuation to a steady 2022 shipping season. “As the season progresses, the…

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Reliable shipping on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continues in June

July 20, 2022

Reliable shipping on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continues in June U.S. grain and dry bulk shipments remain up from 2021 The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported monthly tonnage for shipping through the St. Lawrence Seaway for June, with numbers indicating continued reliability and productivity on the System. U.S. ports on the Great Lakes…

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continues strong agriculture exports in May

June 22, 2022

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continues strong agriculture exports in May   U.S. grain shipments up 38 percent year to date  The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership (GLSP) today announced its tonnage report for shipping through the Seaway during the month of May. The report indicates another productive month of grain exports from U.S. ports on…

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Reports Strong Start to 2022 Navigation Season

May 24, 2022

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Reports Strong Start to 2022 Navigation Season Great Lakes ports stepping up to fill grain void caused by war in Ukraine The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership (GLSP) today reported a strong start to the 2022 navigation season, which kicked off in late March. Highlights from Great Lakes ports in March…

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2021 Photo Contest Winners

March 30, 2022

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today announced the winners of their fourth annual photo contest. Coinciding with the start of the Great Lakes navigation season, GLSP is also announcing the beginning of the 2022 photo contest as April 1. Each year, to celebrate the start of the Great Lakes navigation season, the Great Lakes Seaway…

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Open for 2022: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway

March 22, 2022

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Kicks Off 2022 Navigation Season GLSP Launches New Video to Highlight Our Waterway Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2022) – The St. Lawrence Seaway kicked off its 2022 navigation season today, with international freighters able to arrive at the Montreal – Lake Ontario section of the binational St. Lawrence Seaway as early…

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Another Safe & Reliable Navigation Season for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

March 11, 2022

The Resilience of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Empowers Another Safe & Reliable Navigation Season More than 38 Million Tons of Cargo Moved; Exceptional Season for Iron Ore & Steel Cargo Shipments Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2022) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership reported consistent gains during the 2021 navigation season, including a remarkable…

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AGLPA: “Biden Administration Funds Remainder of Soo Lock Project”

January 19, 2022

American Great Lakes Ports Association (January 19, 2022) – On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. The legislation includes an historic infusion of $1.2 trillion to improve highway, rail, aviation, navigation, water, broadband and energy infrastructure. The IIJA provides the Corps of Engineers with $17 billion…

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St. Lawrence Seaway Active with International Shipments, Moving Global Supply Chain, Despite Persistent Coastal Congestion

December 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported an increase of 1.66 percent for St. Lawrence Seaway (Seaway) traffic. Import volumes into the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to climb as east and west coast ports experience congestion and shipping delays. An overall total of 33,329,000 metric tons of…

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Smooth Sailing: Great Lakes Seaway Shipping Increases While Global Supply Chain Experiences Disruption & Freight Woes

November 18, 2021

Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported an increase of 1.92 percent for St. Lawrence Seaway (Seaway) traffic. An overall total of 28,494,000 metric tons of cargo shipped through the Seaway from the opening of the Seaway on March 22, 2021, through October 31, 2021 (i.e., Year-to-date or YTD).…

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Launch of the First U.S.-flagged Great Lakes Bulk Carrier in Nearly 40 years

October 29, 2021

STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN, Oct. 28, 2021: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and The Interlake Steamship Company hosted a launch ceremony Thursday, marking the latest milestone for the new 639 – foot M/V Mark W. Barker. The first U.S.- flagged Great Lakes freighter to be built on the Great Lakes in nearly 40 years, the M/V Mark W. Barker – while still under construction – was “launched” or otherwise floated in the water in the…

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