Great Lakes Seaway Review


Digital Dateline
Week of 12/22/14

CSL St-Laurent sets sail, completes newbuild program

The second of Canada Steamship Lines’ (CSL) two newbuild Trillium Class bulk carriers, CSL St-Laurent, was delivered November 26 and set sail on her maiden voyage December 13. She departed Yangfan shipyard on Zhoushan Island, China, en route to Canada where she is set to operate throughout the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system.  

Cleveland budgets for port investments in 2015

The board of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority voted to accept an annual budget for 2015, including $20 million in capital investments to enhance maritime operations and sediment management.  

Port of Milwaukee wraps up season with near-record steel tonnages

Workers at the Port of Milwaukee unloaded the final shipment of steel for 2014, culminating one of the busiest seasons for steel in recent decades. The cargo from the Federal Mattawa brings this year’s steel volume to 179,000 metric tons, the second highest annual steel tonnage since 1970.  

Port of Green Bay hits its season mark

The Port of Green Bay tonnage numbers for November helped the port surpass the 2 million mark in year-to-date tonnage. Although November tonnage was down by about 24,500, the numbers helped to push 2014 totals to 2,099,728—just above last year.  

Lakes limestone trade dips in November

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in November, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargoes also trailed the month’s long-term average by 9.2 percent.  

Hansen selects Coast Guard Foundation as designated charity

Sig Hansen, Captain of the F/V Northwestern and star of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch,” selected the Coast Guard Foundation as his designated charity on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”  

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