Archive for January, 2015

Lakes Deep Freeze Cost Economy $705 Million and 3,800 Jobs

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

CLEVELAND ā€” The seemingly glacial ice that brought shipping on the Great Lakes to a virtual standstill last winter cost the economy more than $700 million and nearly 4,000 jobs and has prompted Lake Carriersā€™ Association to call for construction [...] Continue reading

U.S.-Flag Fleets to Pump $75 Million into Great Lakes Shipyards this Winter

Monday, January 5th, 2015

CLEVELAND ā€“ U.S.-flag Great Lakes vessel operators plan to spend $75 million this winter readying the fleet for the 2015 shipping season. One vessel is already in drydock undergoing the out-of-water hull inspection required by U.S. law every 5 years. [...] Continue reading