Great Lakes Seaway Review


Digital Dateline
Week of 8/18/14

New York manufacturing boosts shipments to Port of Oswego

Shipments of aluminum products through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Port of Oswego are expected to increase by 30 percent this year due to strong demand from aluminum sheet manufacturers catering to the automotive industry.  

July is best month for U.S.-flag lakers in two years, ore float best in six years

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters moved 11,365,550 tons of cargo in July, their highest monthly total in two years. The industry’s July total also represents increases of 8.6 percent compared to June and 10.2 percent compared to a year ago.  

July tonnage puts Green Bay ahead of last year’s pace

After a slow start to the shipping season, the Port of Green Bay has moved ahead of last year’s pace for tonnage. Including July’s numbers of approximately 346,000, year-to-date tonnage is just over the 1 million mark, which is five percent ahead of last year.  

Green Marine seeks new manager

Green Marine is seeking to fill the new position of West Coast Program Manager. The new employee will be based within the Seattle, Washington area to serve British Columbia members and increase Green Marine’s presence in the U.S.  

NAMEPA recognized for commitment to sustainability

North American Marine Environment Protection Association members were awarded an automatic positive adjustment (+5 points) toward their vessels’ RightShip Environmental Rating in recognition of their strong commitment to sustainability.  

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