Great Lakes Seaway Review


GREAT LAKES/ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY

Digital Dateline
Week of 2/23/15

Interlake vessel retrofitted with gas scrubbers

Interlake Steamship Company contracted with Belco Technologies Corporation to install closed-loop exhaust gas scrubbers on the M/V Honorable James L. Oberstar, a self-unloading dry bulk carrier.  

Seaway issues 2015 season opening notice

The opening of the 2015 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:  

New agreement streamlines ballast water management system testing

NSF International, the first Independent Laboratory (IL) designated by the U.S. Coast Guard to evaluate and test ballast water management systems (BWMS) for U.S. type approval, can now provide BWMS testing to Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency requirements, which are based on International Maritime Organization guidelines.  

Waukegan Port District has new General Manager

Randy Rogers is now General Manager of the Waukegan Port District. The Waukegan Port District is located in Lake County, Illinois on the western shores of Lake Michigan, about 40 miles northeast of Chicago.  

System stakeholders receive Lloyd’s List awards

Lloyd’s List recognized several Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway stakeholders with 2015 awards. The award ceremony took place February 19 in Houston, Texas.  

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