Archive for 2017

Iron Ore Trade Kicks Off 2017 Lakes Shipping Season

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

CLEVELAND — The 2017 Great Lakes shipping season begins today when the U.S.-flag tug/barge unit DOROTHY ANN/PATHFINDER departs her winter lay-up berth in Erie, Pennsylvania, and sails to Cleveland, Ohio, where she will initiate the shuttle of iron ore from [...] Continue reading

Michigan Gov. Snyder Urges National Governors Association To Support Building Second Poe-Sized Lock

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

CLEVELAND – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) has sent a list of projects that will benefit the nation to the National Governors Association (NGA) and a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, tops the list. The NGA collected [...] Continue reading

Study Sees $1.7 Billion Economic Benefit From Soo Lock Modernization

Friday, January 13th, 2017

CLEVELAND – A new study commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department lists modernization of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, as one of the 40 American transportation and water “megaprojects” that could bring as much as $1.3 trillion in [...] Continue reading

Investing More Than $80 Million in Vessels: U.S.-Flag Fleets to Keep Great Lakes Shipyards Busy this Winter

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

CLEVELAND –Temperatures are dropping, but the pace at Great Lakes shipyards is heating up.  Winter is their busiest time and this year is no exception.  U.S.-flag Great Lakes vessel operators are going to spend more than $80 million to maintain [...] Continue reading