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St. Lawrence Seaway Reopens Following Tentative Deal to End Strike

Oct 30, 2023

The union representing St. Lawrence Seaway workers in eastern Canada said it reached a tentative labor agreement on Sunday, ending a week-long strike that shut down a key North American trade route linked to the Atlantic Ocean.The Unifor union, representing some 360 workers, said it agreed to a deal with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp (Seaway) that would cover engineering, maintenance, and other worker groups in Ontario and Quebec provinces…

Crumbling Great Lakes Ports Infrastructure Makes Port Insurance Even More Critical

Apr 04, 2024

The state of Great Lakes port infrastructure is one of the biggest issues facing the U.S. and Canadian maritime industries. According to the America Great Lakes Ports Association, “Due to years of inadequate funding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 25.5% in March

Apr 03, 2024

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 1.6 million tons in March, an increase of 25.5% compared to 2023, according to latest figures published by trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). Loadings also topped the month’s 5-year average by 47…

Season's First 'Saltie' Calls Port of Duluth-Superior

Apr 01, 2024

The first 'saltie' of the 2024 Great Lakes shipping season entered the Port of Duluth-Superior on Monday,Oceangoing vessels that visit the Great Lakes are called 'salties'.This year, the first to call the Port of Duluth-Superior is the Portuguese-flagged Barbro G…

St. Lawrence Seaway Opens Navigation Season

Mar 22, 2024

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened its 66th season of operation today with an official ceremony in Niagara Region.Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) was joined by U.S. Great Lakes St. Lawrence…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 12.4% in January

Feb 08, 2024

Iron ore shipments transported by U.S.-flag vessels on the Great Lakes totaled 2.8 million tons in January, an increase of 12.4% compared to 2023, according to latest data published by trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA)Loadings were also above the month’s 5-year average by 24…

US-flag Great Lakes Shipping Up 6.5% in 2023

Jan 31, 2024

Cargo volumes moved by U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters in 2023 increased 6.5% compared to 2022, according to latest figures from trade group the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).The 81.4 million tons of cargo transported by the U.S. laker fleet 2023 was 1…

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up in November

Dec 06, 2023

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 4.5 million tons in November, an increase of 1.5 percent from 2022. Shipments were below the month’s 5-year average by 1.7 percent.Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 46.3 million tons, an increase of 20…

Canada's Seaway Strike Impacts 115 Vessels in Great Lakes Route

Oct 23, 2023

A strike in Canada's St. Lawrence Seaway entered its second day on Monday after workers walked off over a wage dispute, shutting down an important maritime trade route linking the Great Lakes to Montreal port and impacting about 115 vessels…

Great Lakes Iron Ore, Limestone Trades Rise in August

Sep 06, 2023

Shipments of iron ore and limestone on the Great Lakes for the month of August both increased compared to 2022, up 8.6% and 4.4% respectively, according to latest figures from the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).The 5.5 million tons or iron ore shipped in August was 3…

US Coast Guard Proposes 2024 Great Lakes Pilotage Rates

Aug 16, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register outlining U.S. Great Lakes pilotage rates for the 2024 shipping season.The new rates seek to generate revenue for each of the three U.S. Great Lakes pilot associations…

AGLPA Names New Officers

Jul 31, 2023

The American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA) elected new officers at its annual meeting last week.AGLPA represents the interests of commercial ports and port users on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes. Its members include 16 public agency…

New Agricultural Export Facility Opens at Port Milwaukee

Jul 18, 2023

On Tuesday, Port Milwaukee and The DeLong Co., Inc. celebrated the grand opening of the $40-million Agricultural Maritime Export Facility on Jones Island.The facility, located on the west side of Jones Island, will be one of the first on the Great Lakes - St…

Welland Canal Ship Traffic Resumes

Jul 11, 2023

Two-way marine traffic resumed Monday night on the Welland Canal in Ontario, Canada after a power outage on Sunday led to a temporary suspension of navigation.The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC), which manages and operates the Canadian assets of the St…

Ship Traffic Halted After Power Outage Hits Welland Canal

Jul 10, 2023

Vessel traffic through Ontario's Welland Canal has ceased after a power outage damaged equipment in two of its locks, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) said.The not-for-profit corporation, which manages and operates the Canadian assets of the St…

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