Great Lakes

Ice Coverage on Great Lakes 89 pct: NOAA

 Ice coverage on the Great Lakes is nearing 90 percent, reveals high resolution satellites images from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   The entire Great Lakes is at 88.

Great Lakes Shipping Worries about Tough Spring

 Ice conditions have been causing concern for Great Lakes shipping industry. The satellite images show that the Great Lakes once again almost entirely covered in ice.

Coast Guards Working to Free Laker Beset in Ice

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are working to break free the motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, which is beset in ice near Conneaut Harbor, and turn it around

$13B Needed to Repair US Locks

There are 192 locks on 12,000 miles of American rivers, and most have lived far beyond their life expectancy, the NY Times reported last week. The Times reported

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Report Released

The 2014 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management activities was released by the Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) Thursday.   The

Nicaragua Atlantic-to-Pacific Canal: Big Chinese Money?

In Nicaragua, a Chinese company is busy building what will become one of the world’s largest transoceanic canals. One of the largest engineering projects in history

USACE Barges, Tugs Up for Repair

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District has awarded a repair contract to Great Lakes Shipyard for two tugs and two barges from the Corps’ Cleveland Field Station.

Revisions Proposed for Seaway Practices and Procedures

Under agreement with the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is proposing to amend the joint Practices

Great Lakes Coal Falls Short in 2014

Despite a nearly 1-million ton increase in coal shipments on the Great Lakes in December, the surge was not enough to enable the trade to outperform 2013, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said,

Channel Closure for Dead Ship Tow

There will be a dead ship tow of the Dive Support Vessel UNCLE JOHN from the Mobile Sea Buoy to BAE Shipyard starting at approximately 0600 today. The 253 feet long,

Video: Coastguards Continue Great Lakes Icebreaking

Continued icebreaking operations from the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards open maritime lanes for commercial vessels The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are

Great Lakes: Less Ice Sees Ore Ships Thrive

A relatively mild December on the Great Lakes allowed iron ore shipments to increase dramatically compared to a year ago when an early arriving winter blanketed the system with thick ice,

Face-lift for Port of Windsor

The Windsor Port is key area in the planned $7-billion worth of investments to transform Canada’s most important transportation and trade networks, the Great Lakes-St.

Great Lakes Towing Announces Two New Hires

The Great Lakes Towing Company has hired two new employees within its Great Lakes marine operations group. Lindsay R. Dew has been named Director of Operations & Compliance, and Mark W.

Lakes Defend US Build Requirement of Jones Act

An effort to remove the U.S.-build requirement from the Jones Act is being soundly rejected by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, the largest labor/management coalition

Great Lakes: US Cargoes Surge on Milder Weather

With the vast ice fields of December 2013 a distant but still troubling memory, U.S.-flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes this past December rebounded significantly.

$7 Billion Makeover for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shipping

A new study released today reveals that $7 billion is being spent on asset renewal and infrastructure improvements in the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping system.

Seaway Set New Record

  The Seaway concluded the 2014 navigation season with 40 million tonnes of cargo, which represents a full recovery from the 2009 global financial crisis and its ensuing aftermath.

LCA Calls for New Icebreaker on the Great Lakes

The ice that brought shipping on the Great Lakes to a virtual standstill last winter cost the economy more than $700 million and nearly 4,000 jobs and has prompted

Canada Responds to Union Allegations

Ministers Raitt and Fast Appalled by Offensive Allegation from Seafarers International Union of Canada.   Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and International Trade

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