Lakers & Salties

More than 25 companies operate ships on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System. Find the latest information on shipbuilding, ship innovations, and technological advances here.

Large Crack Discovered in Hull of Great Lakes Freighter

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) believes a stress fracture was the reason a Great Lakes freighter recently began taking on water in Lake Superior. The nearly 700-foot-long Michipicoten was en... Read More

New Eco-Friendly Cement Carrier Being Built for Great Lakes Service

A new state-of-the-art mechanical/pneumatic cement ship designed to service the Great Lakes is under construction. Eureka Shipping, jointly owned by SMT Shipping and The CSL Group, will operate the new... Read More

Anticipating a Bright Future

Ontario Shipyards reflects on new name and expanding vision On January 1, 2024, Heddle Shipyards, headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, changed its name to become Ontario Shipyards. Heddle was founded singularly... Read More

St. Lawrence Seaway Begins 66th Navigation Season

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System’s 66th navigation season is now underway. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) joined its partner,... Read More

Fostering a Positive Workplace

Algoma receives top employer accolades, works hard to stay there Algoma Central Corporation, based in St. Catharines, Ontario, received a high honor at the end of 2023: Algoma was named... Read More

LOGISTEC Acquired by Blue Wolf Capital Partners

One of the largest cargo handling companies in North America is under new ownership. Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a middle market private equity firm specializing in the industrial and... Read More

Recruiting The Workforce Of Tomorrow

Royal Canadian Navy Leads Inaugural Career/Workforce Expo The aligned issues of maritime workforce development and employee recruitment are receiving high level and extensive attention. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the... Read More

Combating Aquatic Invasive Species

Upgrading Canada’s Ballast Water Treatment Regulation Plans In light of the numerous problems created by aquatic invasive species (AIS), Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken out about this on... Read More

CSL Achieves Milestones in Decarbonization Initiatives

The CSL Group (CSL) has announced a significant milestone in its Great Lakes biofuel program. With a cumulative 75,000 running hours on B100 biofuel over the past four years, CSL... Read More

The Great Lakes Towing Company Assists with Vessel Grounding

The Great Lakes Towing Company recently assisted in the freeing of the grounded commercial vessel, BARBRO G. The incident happened near Belle Isle on the Detroit River. The pilot aboard... Read More

Davie Purchases Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard Oy

Canada’s largest shipbuilder, Davie Shipbuilding, has acquired Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard Oy, the world’s leading builder of icebreakers and ice-class ships. While both shipyards will remain separate legal entities, the business... Read More