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 and Interlake Steamship Company at Fincantieri’s facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. “The first cut of steel is a major milestone that signifies we, along with … [Read more...]

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 U.S. in more than 35 years. The new River-Class vessel will transport raw materials to support manufacturing throughout the Great Lakes region. It is believed to be the first ship for U.S. … [Read more...]