Great Lakes

Great Lakes Dredging Awards Announced

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced that it was recently awarded four contracts with an approximate value of $93 million. Great Lakes received two

DuBon, Harbin Awarded Crowley Memorial Scholarships

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships are helping to further educational opportunities for two students of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA).

Great Lakes Ports Support Ballast Reforms

Directors of major commercial ports in the Great Lakes region called on Congress to end years of regulatory chaos surrounding ballast water management.    In a joint letter issued late yesterday,

U.S. Ports See Slower Beginning to Shipping Season

While U.S. ports have been busy, overall the beginning of the shipping season has been slower than anticipated.   “Although the overall cargo numbers remain down

First Keillor Fellow in Place: Adam Bechle

For nearly 30 years, Phil Keillor worked as a coastal engineer for Wisconsin Sea Grant, retiring in 2003. During his career, Keillor earned a national reputation his for technical assistance,

High Speed Solid State S-band Delivered for US Ferry

A Solid State S-band radar with 8-ft antenna and high speed rotation – reportedly the world’s first and smallest – has been installed by JRC for the high speed car/passenger ferry Lake Express.

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in June

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.7 million tons in June, a decrease of 7.8 percent compared to a year ago, and slightly below the month’s five-year average,

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Slides 7% in June

The Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reports that iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.8 million tons in June, a decrease of 7.

Coast Guard Investigates Sheen in Lake Ontario

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a sheen in Lake Ontario near the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego, New York, Sunday.

Scrubbers Installed on Another Great Lakes Bulker

The Interlake Steamship Company’s M/V Lee A. Tregurtha sailed today from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., becoming the shipper’s third

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Dip in May

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.5 million tons of cargo in May, a decrease of 12.5 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) reported.

Safe Harbor Marinas Acquires Grand Isle Marina

Safe Harbor Marinas has acquired Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven, Mich., about a three-hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit. Located along 21 miles of inland

Lakes Limestone Trade in May Repeats a Year Ago

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3,806,526 tons in May, a virtual repeat of a year ago when the trade totaled 3,809,701 tons, reports the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).

Interlake Steamship Continues Scrubber Upgrades

The M/V James R. Barker sailed Sunday from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., becoming Interlake Steamship Company’s first 1,000-footer

Gov’t Officials Tour Great Lakes Shipyard

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish visit The Great Lakes Towing Company headquarters and Great Lakes Shipyard; tour and discussion

[Op-Ed] Ballast Water Facts, Not Hype

An Op-Ed issued by the Lake Carriers’ Association, American Great Lakes Ports Association and Great Lakes Maritime Task Force addresses the “exaggerations and inaccuracies”

US Ports Gear up for 2016 Shipping Season

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened two weeks earlier this shipping season and U.S. ports took advantage of the warm weather to move cargo for their customers.   Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.

Roger Blough Lightering Complete

 Lightering operations were completed Tuesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Tuesday, after the vessel

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Dips 9% in May

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6 million tons in May, a decrease of 9 percent compared to a year ago, according to figures

New Great Lakes Icebreaker Nearing Reality

Plans for a second heavy icebreaker for service on the Great Lakes have taken another step toward reality with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) including $2 million

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