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
US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Lowest Since 2009

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volumes Lowest Since 2009

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 87.2 million tons of cargo in 2015, a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to 2014, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said. The end-year tally is the lowest since 2009 …
Jan 20, 2016 /  Curious