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Two Great Lakes Maritime Academy Cadets Awarded Crowley Scholarships

May 03, 2021

Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) cadets Tristan Barnett and Jackson Dagata for their achievements and interest in maritime careers.Named in honor of former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer…

Solon Reappointed to Port Authority Board of Commissioners

Mar 05, 2021

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz this week reappointed Yvonne Prettner Solon to a third term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners.Prettner Solon served previously on the board as a Duluth City Council appointee from 1990-1994…

Port Milwaukee Cargo Volumes Rise in 2020

Jan 19, 2021

Port Milwaukee finished 2020 with its highest annual cargo volume in the past seven years.Despite the unusual year's historic and unprecedented difficulties, including pandemic- and flooding-related challenges, overall tonnage for the municipal…

Heddle Shipyards Hires Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer

Jan 15, 2021

Heddle Shipyards, the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes, said it has hired Jared Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer.Newcombe, an accomplished shipyard executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry, began his…

Interlake Acquires Two Great Lakes Vessels

Dec 31, 2020

Interlake Holding Company announced today the purchase of the assets of Pere Marquette Shipping Company and Lake Michigan Car Ferry Company in an acquisition that includes two working Great Lakes vessels, the articulated tug-barge Undaunted…

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Acquires Duluth Lake Port dock

Dec 10, 2020

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority last week finalized acquisition of the Duluth Lake Port dock on Rice’s Point.Located immediately northwest of the Port Authority’s First Clure Terminal Expansion, but separated from it by the Azcon Metals recycling property…

Great Lakes Cruising Inks New Lease Agreement with Port Milwaukee

Dec 07, 2020

Port Milwaukee is entering into a lease agreement with Pearl Seas Cruises to give the company priority docking rights for its cruise ships at Pier Wisconsin, the downtown dock immediately east of Discovery World museum. The Board of Harbor Commissioners…

US Grain Exports Via the St. Lawrence Seaway Up 10.7%

Nov 17, 2020

Slow progress continues for U.S. Great Lakes-Seaway shipping: U.S. grain exports up 10.7%According to the latest figures, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping recorded improvements in October with U.S. grain and project cargo shipments helping…

Michels Inks Long-term Lease at Port Milwaukee

Nov 16, 2020

Port Milwaukee and Michels Corporation have formally signed a lease agreement for nearly 17.5 acres at the port’s Grand Trunk site along the Kinnickinnic River. The agreement has an initial term of 20 years, and, with extensions, could continue for a total of 99 years…

Walker Named to Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board

Oct 20, 2020

The Duluth City Council last week appointed Tyrone Walker to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Walker, an ironworker with Lakehead Constructors and Ironworkers Local 512, succeeds Norm Voorhees, whose final term on the board concluded in early October…

Grain Shipments via St. Lawrence Seaway Climb

Sep 16, 2020

Canadian grain shipments through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway trade corridor are up 20% in response to continuing world demand for wheat and canola, the latest figures show.Year-to-date shipments of grain (from April 1 to August 31) totaled 5…

US Great Lakes Ports See Mixed Impacts from COVID-19

Jul 16, 2020

U.S. Great Lakes ports reported mixed results in June with aluminum, road salt and grain shipments holding strong despite the coronavirus pandemic, while shipments of commodities related to steel production and manufacturing have continued to slide…

Great Lakes Shipping Companies Navigate Market Challenges Ahead

Jun 15, 2020

For U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes, 2019 was a good year. Total cargos were 90 million net tons, up 7.5% over 2018 and 4.6% over the five-year average. 49.7 million net tons of iron ore were shipped, up 8.5% over 2018 and 11.7% over the five year…

COVID-19 & the US Workboat Market: Business Continuity, Not Business as Usual

Jun 12, 2020

In today’s environment, the overarching challenge for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry is to continue transporting the vital commodities that help keep our nation’s economy moving during a highly uncertain time, while taking…

COVID-19 Weighs on Great Lakes-Seaway Shipping

Jun 11, 2020

While St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes decreased during the past two months due to economic shifts related to COVID-19, industry leaders said the binational trade and transportation corridor is ready to play its part in the economic recovery efforts in the coming months…

Logistics News

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

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