Great Lakes Seaway Review


Digital Dateline
Week of 4/13/15

Ice strands vessels in Whitefish Bay

Heavy winds pushed lake ice into the eastern part of Lake Superior, jamming the already ice-covered waters of Whitefish Bay. Eighteen vessels transiting the area were stranded until icebreakers could create tracks through the ice jam.  

Shipping season gets underway in Green Bay

The Michigan-Great Lakes arrived in the Port of Green Bay from Cheboygan, Michigan at 5:30 p.m. April 3 to export gasoline from the U.S. Oil terminal.   

Top hat ceremony marks season beginning at the Port of Hamilton

The first vessel of 2015 arrived in Hamilton Harbor April 6, marking the beginning of the 2015 shipping season at the Port of Hamilton. The MV Pacific Huron arrived carrying a load of steel coils from Spain and Italy to unload at Federal Marine Terminals’ facility at Pier 12.  

MARAD offers grants for LNG conversion

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a request for proposals for projects focusing on vessel conversion to natural gas in an effort to measure changes in emissions before and after conversion.  

U.S. DOT offers webinar series on TIGER grant application process

The U.S. Department of Transportation is offering a series of webinars on the 2015 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant application process. The free webinars are presented by department experts for the benefit of prospective applicants.  

Yellowline Asphalt joins Green Marine

Yellowline Asphalt Products has signed on as a participant in Green Marine’s environmental certification program. Yellowline operates a new facility located on the Port of Hamilton’s redeveloped Pier 22.  

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