Great Lakes

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

US, Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaking Underway

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have begun collaborative icebreaking operations.   The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have commenced Operation Coal Shovel

Saginaw River Shipping Volume at 10-Year Low

On account of cold weather shortening the season and a decline in cargo Saginaw River shipping traffic fell to its lowest level in 10 years in 2014   Saginaw

Great Lakes Freeze Cost Economy $705m, 3,800 Jobs

The seemingly glacial 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,

U.S. Coast Guardsman Guilty of Assault

Coast Guard Petty Officer convicted, sentenced in assault case. A Coast Guardsman was sentenced by military judge to five months confinement and a bad conduct

Lakes Limestone 2014 Tonnage Dips

Shipments from U.S. ports dipped 4 percent, but loadings out of Canadian quarries rose 12.5 percent.   Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 27.1 million tons in 2014, a decrease of 1.

Low Water Level on Lake St. Louis

  Mariners are advised that due to expected decreases in outflow resulting in lower water levels on Lake St. Louis, the speed limit between buoys A30 to A40 is

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