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DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY

Colleagues reflect on the life and work of Adolph Ojard Jr., a Knife River native who dedicated much of his life to Lake Superior and Great Lakes industry.
With its newly announced ability to accept maritime cargo containers, sources wonder if the Great Lakes might offer future relief in the face of supply chain pressures.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota Commissioner of Management and Budget Jim Schowalter spoke Thursday morning near the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center about the importance of investing in local projects, including Duluth's waterfront and port.
Director of trade and business development for Duluth Seaway Port Authority.

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Iron ore figures continue to drive shipping tonnage totals, with a Duluth Seaway Port Authority official calling Great Lakes shipping "an oasis of consistency."
In its latest study, the Port Authority noted the value of industrial jobs to Duluth, and also pointed to the fact there are open industrial jobs waiting to be filled.
Silver Bay and Two Harbors joined the port of Duluth-Superior in fueling the revival. Those four cities are responsible for 78% of iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation postponed two parts of the Twin Ports Interchange project in 2019 to 2027 and 2028.
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority also received grant money to upgrade one of its rail crossings.
From the column: "Importantly, several layers of security are required prior to any cruise ships arriving and docking in Duluth."

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Overseas shipments of petroleum coke are leaving the Superior coal dock for the first time in decades. The News Tribune dug into the local petcoke phenomenon.
The 656-foot Federal Biscay arrived Sunday, bringing cement for infrastructure projects throughout the Midwest and Canada.
A portion of President Joe Biden's proposed infrastructure plan includes $17 billion for inland waterways and ports.

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