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Yards Start $97 Million Winter Work on Great Lakes Fleet

January 23, 2020

The Lakes Carriers Association says that more than $97 million in maintenance and modernization is underway on U.S.-flag Lakers idled for winter work at multiple Great Lakes shipyards. “After working around the clock for 10 months hauling cargo over more than 70,000 miles per vessel, the ships and their crews are given a brief rest…

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Great Lakes Freighters Undergo $97 million in Work this Winter

January 23, 2020

CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S. shipping companies are spending $97 million this winter to maintain and modernize lakers at shipyards throughout the Great Lakes. Each ship hauls cargo more than 70,000 miles during the 10-month season, according to the Lake Carriers Association. The Soo locks between Lake Huron and Lake Superior closed this month. Now ships…

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Viking Goes Big and Bold in the Great Lakes

January 22, 2020

Viking optimized its expedition newbuild design for the Saint Lawrence Seaway and will be fielding the largest cruise ship by far in the Great Lakes. ‘This new cruising area, the Great Lakes, should be very interesting,’ Viking Founder and Chairman Torstein Hagen said, calling it an ‘underserved market … that we thought deserved better tonnage.’…

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Viking cruise line building two cutting-edge ships for North America use

January 21, 2020

A big player in the cruise industry is diving into the Great Lakes market. Switzerland-based Viking, which built its name plying the rivers of Europe, is extending its reach into North America in 2022 with voyages exploring the largest surface of fresh water in the world. The announcement was made by Viking founder and chairman…

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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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Cruising the Great Lakes: More ships, more passengers, more stops in Cleveland

May 13, 2019

  To people who grew up near the Great Lakes, these bodies of water are no big deal. But to the rest of the world, they are extraordinary spaces that invite exploration, says Chris Conlin, president of Great Lakes Cruise Co., a Michigan travel agency that specializes in lake cruises. Great Lakes cruising has experienced a…

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers Launch Cruise The Great Lakes

October 18, 2018

Initiative Aims to Bring More Cruise Passengers to Great Lakes (MACKINAC ISLAND, MI) – Against the backdrop of a cruise ship docked at Mackinac Island, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today helped launch “Cruise the Great Lakes,” a new international partnership to bring more cruise passengers to the Great Lakes. “Cruise the Great Lakes” is the…

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Economic Impacts Study

September 7, 2018

Economy The Economic Impacts of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Full Report (pdf) Executive Summary (pdf) Soo Locks (pdf) Port of Chicago (pdf) Port of Detroit (pdf) Port of Duluth (pdf) Port of Erie (pdf) Port of Green Bay (pdf) Port of Lorain (pdf) Port of Milwaukee (pdf) Port of Monroe (pdf) Port of Oswego (pdf) Port of…

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Key Seaway Commodities See Growth in July

August 15, 2018

                        Washington, DC (August 15, 2018) – St. Lawrence Seaway traffic remained steady during the month of July, with year-to-date total cargo shipments of 16.5 million metric tons. Total transits were up by 2.5 percent from the same time last year. Top performing cargoes…

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SLSDC Great Lakes Regional Initiative Continues into Third Year

June 25, 2018

The SLSDC has been better able to support Great Lakes ports, terminals, shippers, carriers, and labor to increase maritime trade. With the recent arrival of Ken Carey, the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation’s Manager of Market Development, the two Seaway Corporations are continuing to expand and grow the Seaway maritime supply chain. Outreach to…

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The Interlake Steamship Company Joins Green Marine Along With Other Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Members

October 3, 2017

The Interlake Steamship Company, a Great Lakes Seaway Partnership member, has become the first U.S. Great Lakes shipowner to join Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry in North America. As the largest privately held U.S.-flagged fleet on the Great Lakes, the Interlake Steamship Company is propelled by a long-term…

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April 2, 2015

States/Provinces Total Employment 0 JOBS Total Business Revenue $0 BILLION Total Taxes Paid $0 MILLION Quebec Relies on Great Lakes-Seaway Shipping Quebec is the gateway to the Great Lakes-Seaway system. The St. Lawrence River acts as a valuable connection to Ontario and U.S. markets farther west. More than 56 million tons of Great Lakes-Seaway cargo…

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Great Lakes-Seaway Shipping is Environmentally Smart

April 1, 2015

Sustainability The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are precious, shared resources. Not only are they a marine highway, they are also a source of drinking water for millions of people, and a delicate ecosystem supporting diverse habitat and wildlife. Great Lakes vessel operators, ports and terminals are all working to reduce their environmental footprint…

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