Press Releases

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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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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Great Lakes Seaway Shipping Navigates the Global Supply Chain With Significant Increase in Steel, Iron, & Iron Ore Tonnage

October 19, 2021

Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported that American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System handled 5,361,000 mt of iron ore (+26.63 percent increase year-over-year) and 1,589,000 mt of iron and steel, an impressive 99.16 percent increase YOY. This noteworthy growth is reinforced by the…

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Demand for Iron Ore & Steel Drives Activity Across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

September 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported that American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System handled 20,723,000 metric tons of cargo shipped through the St. Lawrence Seaway (Seaway) from the opening of the Seaway on March 22, 2021, through August 31, 2021 (i.e., Year-to-date or…

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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Continues to Be Strong Supply Chain for Wind Energy

August 18, 2021

Ports of Erie, Burns Harbor, and Duluth see wind energy cargo on eight ships from five countries Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported that American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System saw 1,733 total transits from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on…

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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Increase in Construction Materials Over 2020 Tonnage

July 22, 2021

Asphalt, Cement and Clinkers Surge Over 2020 Numbers   The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported that American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System handled over 108,000 tons of asphalt from the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on March 22, 2021 through June 30, 2021, a 61 percent increase compared…

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Strong May in Coordination with a Rebounding American Economy

June 17, 2021

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Strong May in Coordination with a Rebounding American Economy Iron ore continues its steady climb over 2020 numbers   Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported that American and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System handled over 1.4 million tons…

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The Three-peat Port: The Biggest Little Port – Port of Monroe Wins Pacesetter Award in 2018, 2019 & Now 2020

June 8, 2021

The Three-peat Port: The Biggest Little Port Port of Monroe Wins Pacesetter Award in 2018, 2019 & Now 2020   Monroe, MI. (June 8, 2021) – The Port of Monroe navigates the 2021 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Navigation Season with accolades and momentum from 2020.     Accolades for the Biggest Little Port The Great…

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Telling The Tale Of Shipping In America

March 24, 2021

Short Film Series, American Anchor, Shares Stories from the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway  The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today launched American Anchor, a series of short films highlighting key transportation supply chains and illustrating the global and regional impacts of Great Lakes Seaway shipping. Each year, waterborne transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region…

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