Great Lakes

Great Lakes Coal Trade Slows in November

Coal shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 2.6 million tons in November, a decrease of 3 percent from a year ago, as shipments were affected by weather-related delays,

CSL St-Laurent on Maiden Voyage

  The second of Canada Steamship Lines' (CSL) two newbuild Trillium Class Great Lakes bulk carriers, CSL St-Laurent, was delivered on November 26, 2014 and set

Lakes Limestone Trade Dips in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in November, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported.

Bill Introduced to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

Camp, Stabenow, Slaughter Introduce Guarding Our Great Lakes Act   The Guarding Our Great Lakes Act, a bipartisan legislation designed to protect the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Ore Volumes Surpass 2013 Figures

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.9 million tons in November, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to a year ago. That increase finally pushed the

TPG Marine Acquires Chicago Dry Dock

Indiana-based TPG Mt. Vernon Marine, LLC purchased Chicago Dry Dock, a Chicago area shipyard founded in 1979. Chicago Dry Dock operates on the Calumet River and

Year of Grain and Steel Boosts Seaway Season

With just one month left of the season, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments are expected to finish ahead of 2013 after a remarkable year of grain exports and steel imports.

Fednav Celebrates Anniversary Trio in Cleveland

Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th

USCG Medevacs 80 Yr-Old Near Lake Michigan

  A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an 80-year-old man off Beaver Island in Lake Michigan Sunday night. The man’s name is not being released. At 5:40 p.

Great Lakes Coal Up 9% in October

Shipments from Lake Erie nearly double that of a year ago Coal shipments on the Great Lakes topped 3 million tons in October, an increase of 9 percent compared to a year ago,

Parks Joins Chamber of Marine Commerce

The Chamber of Marine Commerce announced that Rear Adm. Michael N. Parks, USCG (Ret.), has joined the Chamber as Special Advisor. In his new role, Rear Adm.

EU Should Buy Gus as One: Sefcovic

Single buyer idea criticised by some as anti-competitive; EU spends around 400 billion euros/yr on imported fuel. The European Union as the world's biggest energy

Great Lakes Limestone Rally Continues

The Great Lakes limestone trade racked up its fifth straight month of increases over the corresponding period last year in October, Lake Carriers’ Association reported.

Cruise Vessel Drydocked at Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for routine drydocking of the M/V Nautica Queen. The cruise vessel was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity

Early Snow, Sweeping Cold Could Impact Markets

An Arctic blast began to dump heavy snows in parts of the northern Rockies and Plains and the Great Lakes regions on Monday as temperatures are expected to plummet throughout the United States,

US-flag Great Lakes Cargos Up Nearly 15%

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 11.3 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in October, an increase of 14.7 percent compared to a year ago.  The October float was also 19.

Seaway Cargo Movements Pick up Ahead of Winter

Shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway remained strong in October as North American manufacturers and cities stockpiled vital materials in advance of the coming

Strike Averted at St. Lawrence Seaway

St. Lawrence Seaway and UNIFOR agree to binding arbitration, avoid strike The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that it has reached agreement with UNIFOR,

Equinox Class Scrubber Systems Receive Certification

Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma”), the largest Canadian shipowner and operator of domestic Great Lakes vessels announces that it has received all requisite

St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Extend Strike Deadline

The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.

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