Cargo & Commodities

Each year, millions of tons of materials are shipped efficiently through the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System. This section covers the various bulk cargo, from iron ore and petroleum to stone and cement, being transported along the system.

Wisconsin Worldwide: Lake Michigan State Rolls Out Bipartisan Plan to Grow Agriculture Exports

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) sees great potential in grain exports. A recent bipartisan budget signed by Gov. Tony Evers creates a new export initiative... Read More

Canadian Ballast Regs Under Fire: Domestic Fleets Point Out Competitive Disadvantages, Impact on Post-pandemic Recovery

Ballast Water Regulations released by Transport Canada (TC) in June continue to make waves. The new law applies to vessels operating in Canadian waters and Canadian-flagged vessels trading anywhere in... Read More

Year One: Hamilton Container Terminal Launches Canadian Feeder Line

Shippers desiring to minimize their environmental impact are creating cargo to support a new Great Lakes/Seaways feeder line service Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT). Located at the Port of Hamilton, amid... Read More

Container Demand Grows: Great Lakes/Seaways First Committed Container Vessel Joins Cleveland Europe Express

There’s a unique vessel trading in the system. Peyton Lynn C is a dedicated container ship that can carry 850 TEUs, with reefer plugs for 200. Originally purchased by Doornekamp... Read More