Great Lakes

Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Guatemalan Harbor Tug

U.S. shipbuilding and repair yard Great Lakes Shipyard informs it has signed a contract to build another of its HandySize Class, 3,400 HP twin-screw tugboat for

US Ocean Economy Sees Large Growth -NOAA

In 2012, U.S. ocean and Great Lakes economy grew much faster than overall GDP   The U.S. ocean economy outpaced the domestic economy between 2011 and 2012, with

Search Suspended for Overboard Freighter Crewman

The search for a man who reportedly jumped overboard from a freighter near Big Sable Point in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

Walk-through Lockages at Iroquois Lock - Montreal / Lake Ontario

  Mariners are reminded that during a walk-through lockage at Iroquois Lock: • The vessel must maintain contact with the lock on marine VHF channel 17 during the entire lockage.

New Bank Lighting Montreal - Lake Ontario

  A bank lighting renewal program from Montreal to Lake St Louis on the northern side of the dike will begin this fall. The project will be starting at the northern

US-flag Iron Ore Cargos Retreat Again in July

With the nation awash in dumped foreign steel, iron ore cargos carried by U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) fell again in July, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association  (LCA).

EnSolve Wins NSF Grant for Sox Scrubbers

Maritime equipment company EnSolve Biosystems won a $500,000 Phase IIB National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to continue commercial development of its EnScrub

Cutting Emissions: Interlake Installs Marine Scrubbers

As shipping companies struggle to find their preferred solutions for meeting strict new emission mandates, Ohio-based Interlake Steamship has found a good partner in DuPont Marine Scrubbers.

Diverse Seaway Cargoes Keep U.S. Ports Bustling in July

While July Seaway traffic fluctuated across the various categories, U.S. ports handled a wide range of cargoes in July.   “It was a solid month for our U.S.

Steel Imports Take Toll on Lakes Ore in July

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.6 million tons in July, a decrease of 9 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported.

US Grain Shipments via St. Lawrence Seaway Up 63%

American grain shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are up 63 percent so far this season as ships transport corn to Canada and soybeans for international export,

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Strong

For the second month in a row, shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes topped 4 million tons in July, the Lake Carriers' Association (LCA) reported. This is the

Interlake Steamship to Install Scrubbers on 2 More Ships

The Interlake Steamship Company proves phase one of emissions-reduction technology on Great Lakes; two additional ships to be outfitted with exhaust gas scrubber

Great Lakes Shippers Want 'Float Down' to End

U.S. and Canadian vessel operators on the Great Lakes are urging the public to not participate in the Port Huron Float Down scheduled for August 16, the Lake Carriers’

Duluth Port Authority Shuffles Management

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority informs it is expanding the role of one of its management team members, reassigning duties of others and will be adding a new facilities

MacArthur Lock Dewatered for Emergency Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is experiencing mechanical

Foreign Steel Cuts Lakers’ Ore Float in June

 With foreign steel now commanding nearly 32 percent of the U.S. market, it was inevitable that iron ore cargos hauled in U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) would take a hit,

Great Lakes Towing Company Adds 4 Harbor Tugs

The Great Lakes Towing Company, which operates the largest fleet of shipdocking tugboats on the U.S. Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Seaway, has announced the addition of four more tugboats to its fleet.

General Cargo Dominates Seaway Traffic in June

June was an active month for U.S. ports receiving a variety of general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway. “What’s notable about the June tonnage

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Dips in June

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.2 million tons in June, a decrease of 6 percent compared to May, and nearly 5 percent below the level of a year ago,

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