Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Great Lakes Sees Strong 2020 Navigation Season Despite COVID Headwinds

Overall tonnage transported by ships in the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system was down slightly in the 2020 navigation season compared to 2019, despite headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic....

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 1471

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day

By Ira Breskin The historic SS Badger will live to steam another day. SS Badger, the last coal-powered car ferry providing regularly scheduled service on the Great Lakes, will continue...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 9025

Monday, January 4, 2021

New U.S.-Flagged ‘Laker’ Floated Out in Wisconsin

The first ‘laker’ to be built in the United States in more than 35 years has been floated out of dry dock at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin....

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 22408

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Press Releases

The Great Lakes Towing Company Christens
New Tugs PENNSYLVANIA and WISCONSIN in Virtual Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 16, The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard’s employees joined together at the Company’s Cleveland facilities to celebrate the christening of the new tugs PENNSYLVANIA...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 2193

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Maritime News

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 40 Percent in August

Shipments of iron ore transported by the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet fell more than 40 percent last month compared to a year ago, according to new figures released by the...

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 17

Monday, June 22, 2020
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Maritime News

As if COVID-19 Wasn’t Enough, the Illinois River System Faces Lock Closures

By Wessley Johnson – As if COVID-19 was not enough this summer, a full river closure and a halt to shipping on one of the nation’s busiest river systems is imminently...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 19

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Launches Investigation Into Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has formally launched its into claims that Canada’s pending ballast water regulations will unfairly hurt U.S.-flagged vessels. The launching of the investigation follows a petition...

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to Investigate Canada’s Proposed Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Administration has agreed to investigate alleged discriminatory ballast water regulations imposed by Canada. The Commission voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by U.S.-based Lake Carriers’...

May 20, 2020
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Shipping Season to Start Wednesday

The first U.S.-flag commercial vessel will transit the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on Wednesday, kicking off the start of the 2020 sailing season. So-called “lakers” carry raw materials...

March 24, 2020
Total Views: 18

Monday, February 10, 2020
laker Adam E. Cornelius
Maritime News

American Steamship Company Sold for $260 Million

The owner of American Steamship Company has agreed to sell the company to Rand Logistics in a stock purchase agreement valued at $260 million.  American Steamship Company operates the largest...

February 10, 2020
Total Views: 172

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Maritime News

Serious Concerns Raised Over Inadequate Icebreaking Capabilities on Great Lakes

With winter approaching, worsening ice conditions and high water, the Great Lakes region could be facing potential job losses and serious financial implications due to aging icebreaking assets on both...

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 27

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Steel Cut on First Great Lakes Bulker Built in Last 35 Years

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has started construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulker in more than 35 years. A ceremonial steel cutting ceremony was held Wednesday by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding...

August 15, 2019
Total Views: 30

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Interlake Steamship Company to Construct First U.S.-Flagged ‘Laker’ in 35 Years

Interlake Steamship Company has placed an order for the construction of a new self-unloading bulk carrier, marking the first time U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier will be built in the...

April 11, 2019
Total Views: 233

Monday, November 26, 2018
Maritime News

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Authorizes Construction of Second Large Lock at Great Lakes’ Soo Locks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with plans to build a new Soo Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan more than three decades after a new lock was first...

November 26, 2018
Total Views: 14

Friday, October 26, 2018
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Maritime News

Ex-Trump Adviser Knocks Support for Lake Erie Wind Farm

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Bloomberg) — A conservative energy research group led by a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team is taking the administration to task for backing a...

October 26, 2018
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Maritime News

Trump Signs Bill Authorizing Construction of Second Poe-Sized Lock in Great Lakes

President Trump has signed into law sweeping bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal funding for a wide range of water infrastructure projects across the United States, including construction of a second...

October 24, 2018
Total Views: 6

Monday, June 18, 2018

Incident Video: 1,000-Foot Laker ‘American Spirit’ Runs Aground in Duluth Harbor

Minnesota’s Duluth Harbor was briefly shut on Sunday after a large laker ran aground just short a breakwall. The 990-foot M/V American Spirit was departing Duluth Harbor fully loaded with...

June 18, 2018
Total Views: 56

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Great Lakes Shipping Season Kicks Off with Opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway

The 2018 Great Lakes shipping season kicked off Thursday with the official opening of the Saint Lawrence Seaway connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes. The U.S. Saint Lawrence...

March 29, 2018
Total Views: 2

Friday, March 23, 2018
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Port of Cleveland President Friedman Elected Board Chairman of American Association of Port Authority

Port of Cleveland President & CEO William D. Friedman Elected Board Chairman of American Association of Port Authorities Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors of the American Association of...

March 23, 2018
Total Views: 0

Friday, February 2, 2018
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U.S., Canadian Coast Guard Renew to Icebreaking Partnership on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard have renewed an icebreaking partnership in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway marine transportation system with the signing last month of an updated...

February 2, 2018
Total Views: 2