First New Great Lakes Freighter in 36 Years to be Built Near Lake Michigan

First New Great Lakes Freighter in 36 Years to be Built Near Lake Michigan

A new 639-foot freighter is being built over the next three years at a sprawling shipyard at the edge of Lake Michigan. Constructed for Interlake Steamship Company, the new self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be …
May 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $93 Million Corpus Christi Channel Deepening Award

Great Lakes Announces Receipt of $93 Million Corpus Christi Channel Deepening Award

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Great Lakes) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services announced today the …
Jan 8, 2019 /  Curious
US Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations in the Western Great Lakes

US Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations in the Western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic icebreaking operation, Monday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of Western Lake …
Jan 8, 2019 /  Vessels
Great Lakes Seaway Shipping Tonnage Rises with Peak Season

Great Lakes Seaway Shipping Tonnage Rises with Peak Season

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership reports an increase in St. Lawrence Seaway traffic with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo shipments through October of 30.5 million metric tons, a four percent increase over the same …
Nov 21, 2018 /  Curious
US Agriculture & Domestic Steel Reinforced by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping

US Agriculture & Domestic Steel Reinforced by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping

Best Month on Record for St. Lawrence Seaway System Traffic During 2018 Navigation Season The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership reports overall gains for the St. Lawrence Seaway with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo …
Oct 17, 2018 /  Curious
St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Diverse Cargo in June

St. Lawrence Seaway System Sees Diverse Cargo in June

Varied Cargo keeps Shipping Atop an Ever-Changing Economic World The St. Lawrence Seaway reported gains in traditional and project cargo for the month of June. Year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period from …
Aug 1, 2018 /  Curious
Great Lakes awarded several major dredging contracts worth $164M

Great Lakes awarded several major dredging contracts worth $164M

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Great Lakes) (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services announced last …
Jul 10, 2018 /  Curious
Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up 3.1 Percent in May

Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up 3.1 Percent in May

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.3 million tons in May, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to a year ago, and just about on par with the month’s 5-year …
Jun 26, 2018 /  Vessels
Rand Logistics’ Vessels Receive AMVER Awards for the 2017 Sailing Season

Rand Logistics’ Vessels Receive AMVER Awards for the 2017 Sailing Season

Rand Logistics, Inc. (Rand), a leading provider of bulk freight shipping and ship repair services throughout the Great Lakes Region, announced that three of the Company’s U.S. flagged vessels have been recognized …
Jun 19, 2018 /  Curious
Diesel Carrier Conversion Reduces Emissions

Diesel Carrier Conversion Reduces Emissions

The 26,260dwt Great Lakes Fleet-managed bulk carrier SS John G. Munson has successfully finished its first season as a diesel-powered ship following a 12-month power conversion project. Completed last year by …
Jun 8, 2018 /  Vessels