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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

September 23, 2020
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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

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 110

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

June 17, 2020
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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

May 20, 2020
Total Views: 52

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.

March 24, 2020
Total Views: 73

Monday, February 10, 2020
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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

February 10, 2020
Total Views: 966

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Serious Concerns Raised Over Inadequate Icebreaking Capabilities on Great Lakes
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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

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 74

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Interesting

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

August 15, 2019
Total Views: 99

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

April 11, 2019
Total Views: 399

Monday, November 26, 2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Authorizes Construction of Second Large Lock at Great Lakes’ Soo Locks
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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

November 26, 2018
Total Views: 112

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

October 26, 2018
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Trump Signs Bill Authorizing Construction of Second Poe-Sized Lock in Great Lakes
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

October 24, 2018
Total Views: 39

Monday, June 18, 2018
Incident Video: 1,000-Foot Laker ‘American Spirit’ Runs Aground in Duluth Harbor
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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

June 18, 2018
Total Views: 463

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Great Lakes Shipping Season Kicks Off with Opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway
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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

March 29, 2018
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Friday, March 23, 2018
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News

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

March 23, 2018
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Friday, February 2, 2018
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News

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

February 2, 2018
Total Views: 18

Thursday, December 21, 2017
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News

Ontario-Based Algoma Buys Four ‘Lakers’ from American Steamship Company

Ontario-based Algoma Central Corporation (TSX: ALC) today said it has reached an agreement to purchase four U.S.-flag ‘lakers’ from American

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 85

Friday, August 11, 2017
American Bulk Carrier Aground on St. Marys River
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American Bulk Carrier Aground on St. Marys River

The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring a 629-foot U.S. cargo ship that ran aground on the St. Marys River on Wednesday. The merchant vessel, Calumet, departed

August 11, 2017
Total Views: 46

Friday, January 13, 2017
Great Lakes Cargo Volume Down 4.5 Percent in 2016
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Great Lakes Cargo Volume Down 4.5 Percent in 2016

U.S.-flag freighters operating on the Great Lakes moved 83.3 million tons of cargo in 2016, a decrease of 4.5 percent compared to 2015, the Lake

January 13, 2017
Total Views: 1

Monday, December 19, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard Kicks Off Great Lakes Ice-Breaking Operation
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Kicks Off Great Lakes Ice-Breaking Operation

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday kicked off its annual icebreaking operation in the Western Great Lakes after a cold arctic blast caused developing ice

December 19, 2016
Total Views: 8
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