Great Lakes

All Ships’ Ballast Water Checked in Great Lakes Seaway

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases 2015 ballast water management report    The Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) released its

Great Lakes Shippers Set Top Priorities

North America’s largest mining, manufacturing and agricultural companies have helped identify four top priorities to improve the competitiveness of Great Lakes shipping,

Near-Record Volume for Burns Harbor Port

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled 2.8 million tons of cargo in 2015, the second highest tonnage in over two decades. Following 2014's all-time record volume,

US-flag Great Lakes Cargos Down in January

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters carried 2.3 million tons of dry-bulk cargo on the Great Lakes in January, a decrease of 23 percent compared to a year ago, according

US, Canada Partner to Break Ice on Lower Great Lakes

 U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking crews kick off operation Coal Shovel Friday in the waters of the southern Great Lakes.   Operation Coal Shovel

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down in January

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 2,158,254 tons in January, a decrease of 22 percent compared to a year ago.    Loadings at U.

Michigan Governor Calls for 2nd Poe-sized Lock

A second Poe-sized Lock is critical to the future of Michigan and the United States, declared Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in his State of the State address on January 19,

US Coast Guard to Break Ice in Green Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to commence icebreaking operations Thursday in the waters of Green Bay in Lake Michigan.   The Coast Guard said these operations

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Lowest Since 2009

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 87.2 million tons of cargo in 2015, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to 2014, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said.

USCG Begins Icebreaking in Western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie on Wednesday commenced Operation Taconite, an icebreaking mission launched in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior,

Seven Ships Laid up at Duluth-Superior

The Port of Duluth-Superior said it will welcome seven ships for winter layup this year.   The firs tvessel Indiana Harbor laid up early on November 3 for a repowering

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 7% in 2015

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 29 million tons 2015, an increase of 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to figures compiled by the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).

St. Lawrence Seaway Wraps Up Navigation Season

With water temperatures well above the 10-year average, the St. Lawrence Seaway closed its 2015 navigation season ice free on December 31. Thirty-six million metric

Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Dips 8.5% in 2015

Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 54.4 million tons in 2015, a decrease of 8.5 percent compared to 2014, reported the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA),

More Dangerous Weather on Lake Michigan

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan warns of strong winds, high waves and mixed precipitation expected to create dangerous conditions in the area over the next few days,

Heavy Weather Expected on Lake Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan is urging mariners and anyone going on or near the water Wednesday to use extreme caution and be aware of extreme weather

Final Interlake Steamship Vessel in for Repower

The Interlake Steamship Company’s last steamship arrives at Fraser Shipyards for repowering   The S.S. Herbert C. Jackson made its final journey as a steamship

Detained Freighter Cleared to Depart Great Lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard has reached an agreement with the owner and operator of the motor vessel Cornelia that will allow the vessel to depart Lake Superior.     The

Great Lakes Towing, Shipyard Announces Hiring Push

The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced it is now hiring with 50 jobs currently available. The shipyard is now seeking candidates to

MERC Ships 500 Millionth Ton of Coal

Midwest Energy Resources Company (MERC) transshipped its 500 millionth ton of coal on Monday, December 14, 2015, with the loading of Interlake Steamship Company’s M/V Paul R.

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