GREAT LAKES/ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY
Great Lakes move toward normal levels
Water supplies to Lake Superior and Lakes Michigan-Huron in November were above average. As a result, the level of Lake Superior declined 4 centimeters—slightly less than the average decline of 5 centimeters in November. Currently, the Lake Superior level is 6 centimeters below its long-term average beginning-of-December level and 32 centimeters above the level recorded a year ago. READ MORE
Port of Duluth to set heavy-haul record in Canada
Sixteen huge electrical transformers—each weighing upwards of 300 tons—were shipped from Antwerp, Belgium and discharged in the Port of Duluth during the 2013 shipping season. When they reach their final destination, the Port of Duluth will set a record for the highest count of independent, over-dimensional trains used for a single, heavy-haul project. READ MORE
Great Lakes iron ore trade up in November
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.5 million tons in November, an increase of 7 percent compared to a year ago. The November ore float was 4.1 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average, but trailed October by 7.7 percent. READ MORE
ABS receives safety award
ABS, provider of global maritime classification services, received the Safety and Quality Award at the 10th Anniversary of the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards. READ MORE
McKeil Marine awarded for environmental leadership
McKeil Marine Limited is the recipient of the 2013 Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) Environmental Excellence Award, recognizing the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship. READ MORE
Wärtsilä inaugurates new propulsion test center in Finland
Wärtsilä inaugurated its new propulsion test facility November 28. The Wärtsilä Propulsion Test Centre has been established and funded by Wärtsilä with strong support from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which will provide the resources to operate the facility. The test center is located in Tuusula, in southern Finland. READ MORE
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