Great Lakes Seaway Review


Digital Dateline
Week of 1/26/15

Mild weather allows year-end cargo surge

U.S.-flag cargo movement on the Great Lakes in December rebounded significantly compared to 2013. Shipments totaled 9.6 million tons, an increase of nearly 35 percent compared to a year ago. Every commodity—iron ore, coal, limestone, cement, salt, sand and grain—registered increases ranging from 10 to 209 percent.  

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posts record shipments

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled more shipments in 2014 than any year since the port opened in 1970. Total tonnage was up 30 percent over 2013, driven by strong shipments of steel, grain and salt.  

Task force defends Jones Act build requirement

An effort to remove the U.S.-build requirement from the Jones Act is being soundly rejected by the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF), a labor/management coalition assembled to promote shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. The task force warns nearly 60,000 jobs in the Great Lakes states will be sacrificed if the amendment to the Keystone pipeline bill offered by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is accepted.  

Seaway investments ensure strong future for Port of Windsor

A study released January 14 reveals more than $7 billion is being spent on asset renewal and infrastructure improvements in the bi-national Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system.  

McAsphalt lauded for environmental leadership

McAsphalt Industries, Hamilton Terminal, is the winner of the Hamilton Port Authority’s (HPA) annual Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes a port partner’s contribution to respecting and protecting the natural environment.  

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