Archive for January, 2019

Tune-Up Time for U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

CLEVELAND – After moving nearly 84 million tons of cargo in 2018, U.S.-flag lakers are now undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and modernization at Great Lakes shipyards.  The work ranges from engine overhauls to installation of State-of-the-Art radars […] Continue reading

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Finishes 2018 on Strong Note

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

CLEVELAND — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 8.5 million tons of cargo in December, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago.  Driving the surge was a 16-percent increase in iron ore cargos.  Limestone and coal cargos […] Continue reading