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St Lawrence Seaways: New Vessels, New Technology, Tonnage Up

Jan 18, 2013

New ships and new navigational technology play a part as Seaways report 2012 tonnage exceeds forecasts A number of newly built state-of-the art vessels came into service within the Seaway in 2012, boasting sharp increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in emission levels…

Great Lakes Shipyard Winter Season Contracts

Jan 17, 2013

Great Lakes Shipyard contracted by Interlake Steamship Company to perform winter work services on two vessels.Two more vessels have arrived: Interlake Steamship vessels, the ATB Dorothy Ann and the Pathfinder, are in Cleveland and  docked at Great Lakes Shipyard's facility…

Great Lakes Shipyard Appoints Three Managers

Jan 14, 2013

Great Lakes Shipyard recently appointed three management positions because of continued Shipyard expansion.Paul W. Deterding has been appointed as Vice President & General Manager.  Formerly the General Manager at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair Inc…

Great Lakes Shipyards Look to Busy Season

Jan 07, 2013

Maintaining and modernizing the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet will occupy shipyards when Sault St. Marie, Michigan, locks close soon.The various projects scheduled for the next few months will require investments that range from $500,000 to almost $3 million per vessel…

Seaway Cargo Shipments Up 3%

Dec 20, 2012

Continued demand for iron ore, coal, and general cargo for the industrial and manufacturing sectors lifted the tonnage numbers along the Great Lakes-Seaway System to the positive column.  For the period March 22 to November 30, year-to-date total cargo shipments were 34…

St. Lawrence Seaway Welcomes New Board Members

Dec 05, 2012

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Georges Robichon and Mr. Tim Dool have each been appointed to its Board for a three-year term.   Mr. Robichon replaced Mr. Paul Gourdeau as the international carrier representative in August…

Annual Great Lakes & Seaway Aids to Navigation Retrieval Starts

Nov 12, 2012

The Ninth Coast Guard District begins its annual retrieval of the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway System seasonal aids to navigation before ice forms.In a massive task Operation Fall Retrieve, which includes lighted and unlighted buoys and beacons has begun…

Rand Logistics Commences Service of Barge

Nov 01, 2012

Rand Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLOG) announced the christening and commencement into service of the Jones Act compliant tug Defiance and the self-unloading barge Ashtabula. The articulated tug/barge vessel (ATB) was acquired on December 1, 2011…

Cargo Ship Aground in St Lawrence Seaway

Oct 14, 2012

The upbound freighter 'Sedna Desgagnes' aground near Johnstown Bridge off Prescott, Ontario.The casualty is completely out of the channel and appears to be in a shoal area with 6 m of water or less.The ship is hard aground with cargo on board…

US-Flag Lakes Float Down 6% in September

Oct 14, 2012

US-flag Great Lakes freighters (Lakers) carried more cargo compared to August 2012 but less than the volume recorded a year ago.The Lake Carriers' Association report an increase of 20,579 tons compared to August, but 6 percent less than recorded volume a year ago…

Training the Next Generation at Great Lakes Towing

Sep 24, 2012

The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard have entered into another year as a partner in St. Martin de Porres High School’s Corporate Work Study Program.  Four students, one from each grade level, work one day a week in various…

ASCE to Release New Report Detailing Trade Impacts

Sep 12, 2012

ASCE to Release New Report Detailing Trade Impacts of Failing to Invest in America’s Seaports/Inland Waterways. Engineers, International Trade and Ports Experts to Outline Modernization Needs; Opportunities for Job CreationThe nation’s seaports…

Canada's Fednav Orders Six New Great Lakers

Aug 17, 2012

Fednav Limited announce contracts with Japanese shipbuilders Oshima Shipyard.The environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and are destined to become the flagships of Fednav's fleet of over 80 ships.The six additional vessels will be delivered between 2015 and 2016…

Great Lakes Coal-carrier Refloated

Aug 17, 2012

Salvage experts successfully refloated the freighter 'Paul R. Tregurtha' from downbound channel St. Mary's River.Two tugs with a combined 4,000 horsepower, moved the stern of the ship into the middle of the channel. This enabled salvage experts…

Great Lakes Coal Carrier Aground

Aug 16, 2012

US Coast Guard responds to grounding of 1000-ft long freighter hard aground in downbound channel of St. Mary's River. The vessel is carrying approximately 62,000 tons of coal. The motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha, owned by Interlake Shipping Company of Ohio…

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