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April 16, 2015
Fednav fleet adding ballast treatment to ships
Canada’s Fednav Ltd. fleet of saltwater ships that visit Great Lakes ports is installing ballast-water treatment systems in 12 of its new ships now under construction. The announcement, made Wednesday, puts Fednav at the forefront of ballast-water treatment as federal and state...
April 16, 2015 - 2:52pm
January 7, 2015
First ship to enter winter layup arrives in Twin Ports
The freighter American Integrity became the first ship of the season to enter winter layup in the Port of Duluth-Superior when it sailed into...
January 7, 2015 - 5:40pm
December 31, 2014
Final funding secured to update Duluth docks
The long-awaited $16 million rebuild and expansion of the port of Duluth’s Docks C and D will begin at the end of May. “We’re really excited...
December 31, 2014 - 6:48pm
December 22, 2014
Last saltie leaves Twin Ports; shipping season continues to rebound
With one month to go in the shipping season, the Port of Duluth-Superior’s comeback from a difficult start is nearly complete. Despite enduring...
December 22, 2014 - 3:17pm
December 11, 2014
Taconite shipments up despite slowest start in decades
The situation was dire in April with Great Lakes freighters still mired in ice and millions of tons of Minnesota taconite iron ore sitting in...
December 11, 2014 - 1:06pm
November 6, 2014
Great Lakes shipping up 15 percent in October
U.S. flagged Great Lakes freighters moved 11.3 million tons of cargo in October, up a hefty 14.7 percent from 2013 and nearly 20 percent for the long-term October average. The Lakes Carrier’s Association reported Thursday that taconite iron ore shipments were up 21.3 percent,...
November 6, 2014 - 5:20pm
October 5, 2014
Duluth Seaway Port Authority hopes to make up for delays in rail shipping
However briefly, the shipping industry last week weighed in on the difficulty of getting grain to market using railways clogged with Bakken oil. “Though we see a liability in supply chains with rail service still struggling, momentum all around is generally positive,” Vanta Coda,...
October 5, 2014 - 6:50pm
September 8, 2014
U.S.-flag lakers report strong August tonnage totals
U.S.-flag Great Lakes lakers moved 11 million tons of cargo in August – a 5 percent increase over the same month a year ago and just 3.2 percent down from a bustling July, reports the Lake Carriers’ Association in Cleveland. Iron ore for steel production totaled 5.5 million...
September 8, 2014 - 10:08am
August 18, 2014
Duluth-Superior port hums with activity
The speed of industry often is illustrated in a rapid montage of images intended to show in a hurry just how much it takes to make the world...
August 18, 2014 - 8:46am
August 11, 2014
Seaway reports total cargo down
More than 15 million metric tons of cargo moved through the St. Lawrence Seaway in July, down just 4 percent over last year, marking a sustained comeback after the slow start to the shipping season. “The month of July was extremely busy for our ports on the Great Lakes-Seaway System...
August 11, 2014 - 12:10am
July 19, 2014
New Great Lakes ship touted as more energy-efficient
A new ship on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway has its company touting her as an example of a new breed of bulk cargo vessels. The Algoma...
July 19, 2014 - 11:08am
July 14, 2014
Minnesota Power cheers windmill-shipping milestone
If it were always as blustery at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority as it was Monday morning, the Port would be a natural mecca for harnessing...
July 14, 2014 - 10:54pm
May 13, 2014
Ice deals setback to Great Lakes shipping
Making up for lost time on the Great Lakes is hard to do in the shipping industry. So says Glen Nekvasil, who reported Tuesday that U.S.-flag lakers moved less than 2 million tons of iron ore in April, a 52 percent decrease compared to a year ago. “It’s not easy in this industry,”...
May 13, 2014 - 8:12pm
May 11, 2014
Great Lakes ore shipments down in April
As expected, ore shipments on the Great Lakes were down significantly last month as ships dealt with unprecedented ice conditions, especially in the entry to Lake Superior from the east. The Lake Carriers’ Association said shipments totaled just 2.7 million tons for April, a 52...
May 11, 2014 - 7:28pm
April 22, 2014
Duluth Seaway Port Authority gets award for cargo output
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has been honored as one of six organizations on the Great Lakes increasing international cargo. The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. announced Tuesday that the authority was receiving the Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for its increases of...
April 22, 2014 - 8:04pm