Great Lakes

AAPA Commends House T&I Committee For Advancing WRDA

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas—today commended leaders of the House Transportation

Returning to the Scene of the Shipwrecks

 A participant in a diving field school last fall, graduate student Tori Kiefer is back to help a new set of students learn the joy of surveying shipwrecks.   Last fall,

10 Reasons to Celebrate Great Lakes-Seaway Shipping on National Maritime Day

The Chamber of Marine Commerce this weekend joins the nation in honoring America’s maritime heritage and the men and women who serve as merchant mariners with a

Port of Duluth-Superior to Commemorate National Maritime Day

U.S. Merchant Marine veterans, current seafarers and maritime industry stakeholders will gather Friday, May 20, 2016, to commemorate National Maritime Day in the Port of Duluth-Superior.

Four Saved on Lake Erie

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews collaborated to rescue four people in separate cases early Monday morning on Lake Erie. The names of those rescued are not being released.

Senate Approves Strong Funding for USACE

The FY ’17 Energy & Water Development (E&WD) and Related Agencies appropriations bill has been approved by the U.S. Senate in a 90-8 vote, significantly increasing

US-flag Lakers Cargo Movements Up in April

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 7.3 million tons of cargo in April, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to a year ago and 7 percent above the month’s five-year average,

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 23.4% in April

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5,355,855 tons in April, an increase of 23.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Up 7% in April

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 1,947,263 tons in April, an increase of 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).

Northern Lights Hires Great Lakes/Inland Waterways Manager

Marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) has appointed 35-year industry veteran Kevin Kyle as Area Manager

Great Lakes Shipyard Performs USCG Drydocking

On April 25, Great Lakes Shipyard hauled out the U.S. Coast Guard’s 125’ x 52’ Aids to Navigation Barge (12001). Using the Shipyard’s 770-ton Marine Travelift,

Ferry Drydocking Completed on 2-day Turnaround

Great Lakes Shipyard hauled out the Kelleys Island Ferry Kayla Marie on April 18 for its USCG five-year inspection survey. The yard completed all work, and refloated the vessel two days later,

Great Lakes Inks M.E., N.C. Coastal Protection Project Deals

Great Lakes Announces $55 Million in Subcontract Work in the Middle East and Award of $38 Million for a Domestic Coastal Protection Project Great Lakes Dredge

USCG Uses Skiff Ice Boat to Rescue Injured Man

The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a man off of a dredging barge in Lake Erie near Sandusky, Ohio, Wednesday evening. At approximately 5:45 p.m., a good

U.S. Challenged China, 12 Others on navigation Rights in 2015

The U.S. military conducted "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries last year, including several to challenge China's claims in the South and East China seas,

Self-unloaders Ordered for New Great Lakes Bulkers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for gravity self-unloading systems for two 29,800 dwt bulk carriers (lakers) from the Yangzijiang shipyard, in China.

Great Lakes Shipyard Hires Skeeter as GM

The Great Lakes Towing Company announces the addition of Nikita Skeeter, a maritime professional with over 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and production management,

First Ocean Ship of 2016 Docks into Indiana Port

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened the 2016 international shipping season today with the arrival of the M.V. Lubie , a 623-foot bulk carrier from Europe. To

Waterways Are the Greenest Way to Go

In celebration of Earth Day 2016, The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) released a fact sheet highlighting the many environmental

Great Lakes Group in 2016 Hiring Push

Facing continued growth driven by client demand, the Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard have together added 20 new employees in Q1 2016 and are

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