Grounded Bulk Carrier Stopping Traffic on St. Lawrence River

Update (April 22): Polsteam Bulk Carrier Refloated in St. Lawrence River A 621-foot bulk carrier remains hard aground in the St. Lawrence River Tuesday with salvors on scene and preparing to refloat the ship. The Bahamian-flagged MV Juno, carrying a load of sugar, ran aground early Monday morning in the vicinity of Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River, New York, … [Read more...]

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Go to Arbitration, Averting Strike

TORONTO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The union that represents workers along the St. Lawrence Seaway has agreed to take a contract dispute to arbitration, avoiding a strike that would have shut the waterway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. The union, Unifor, announced the news in a statement on Sunday evening. It had previously set a strike deadline for Monday. "We … [Read more...]

St. Lawrence Seaway Will Stay Open, For Now

Unifor, Canada's largest union has extended the strike deadline imposed to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) this week meaning the vitally-important maritime shipping artery will remain for the time being. The initial deadline would have shut the St. Lawrence Seaway at just past noon today, however the union has given SLSMC until 5pm on Monday to reach … [Read more...]