New Construction & Ship Repair

Algoma and Furetank Double Investment in Product Tankers

Algoma Central Corporation (TSX: ALC) has doubled its investment in the FureBear joint venture, and will construct four additional dual-fuel ice class 1A 17,999 DWT climate-friendly product tankers with their... Read More

Great Lakes Shipbreaking: Canada’s MRC Provides Clean, End-of-Life Ship Recycling

Great Lakes vessels have much longer lifespans than salties, but sooner or later, they, too, face the inevitable. When that time comes, their final journey could be to a breakers... Read More

Change Is the Only Constant: Adapting to the Ever-Changing Demands of Industry

There are many things in which change is the only constant, and this has been the case for the barge Commander through her 65-year career. She has been rebuilt time... Read More

In the Shipyard: Winter Work

Prepping the Fleet for Short-sea Shipping Read More

Preparing to Receive Larger Lakers

Alpena receives $3.8 million to upgrade vessel access Three other Great Lakes ports benefit from similar MARAD grants THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION is funding dock improvements in Alpena, Mich.... Read More

Building New ATBs

How the subs will move through the Great Lakes/Seaway system Read More

New Shipyard in Ohio? Bartlett Maritime Corporation Presses for Navy Contract to Increase Great Lakes Shipbuilding

Capt. Ed Bartlett has a vision. If it turns into drydocks and vessels, it will bring ship-building and an estimated 5,000 direct, permanent jobs to Ohio through two privately owned... Read More

Laker Launch: Mark W. Barker Hits the Water

October 28, 2021, is a date that will go down in history for many stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes/Seaway system. It’s the day Mark W. Barker became more than president... Read More

Getting Ready to Break: Heddle Shipyards Completes Work on Canadian Coast Guard Vessels

As the temperatures drop, the need for icebreakers approaches. An important part of keeping commerce moving during the shoulder seasons, shipyards in the Great Lakes/Seaway compete for contracts to build... Read More

In Short: News from July–September 2021

Senate Passes Historic Infrastructure Package On August 10, the U.S. Senate enacted an infrastructure investment package totaling nearly $1.2 trillion. H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, was negotiated... Read More

In Focus: New Interlake Vessel Takes Shape

M/V Mark W. Barker has a bow. The ship’s construction is in full gear at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The hull of the 639-foot vessel is complete... Read More