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St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Now Booking for 2023

 Due to an increasing demand for North American river cruising, St. Lawrence Cruise Lines has officially sold out all 2022 cruises and is now booking passengers for 2023. The strong... Read More

American Steamship Company’s Operating Fleet to be Certified by Green Marine

American Steamship Company, a pioneer in Great Lakes marine transportation, is the first domestic ship owner headquartered in the State of New York to participate in Green Marine, the leading... Read More

Farming-Related Exports Drive Great Lakes-Seaway Shipping Activity in June

Exports buoyed shipping activity through the St. Lawrence Seaway in June, with U.S. coke and Canadian potash heading to overseas destinations for the season reaching a 20-year record high.  Canadian... Read More

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 32.6 Percent in June

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in June, a decrease of 32.6 percent from 2021.  Shipments were 29.5 percent below the month’s 5-year average.... Read More

Algoma Central Corporation Sells Station Mall in Sault Ste. Marie

Algoma Central Corporation (TSX: ALC) has sold Station Mall, a large regional shopping complex located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The transaction closed on June 30, 2022. Station Mall, a... Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves Port and Seaway Funds

On June 30, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve  the FY2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill (THUD). The legislation funds key federal programs of interest to Great... Read More

Miller Boat Line Sues to Recoup Millions

Miller Boat Line, Inc. has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup up to $8 million. Miller, which operates a ferry service between Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay, filed the civil action... Read More

Soo Locks’ MacArthur Lock Reopens

The Soo Locks’ MacArthur Lock has opened to marine traffic after completing a critical repair that took longer than expected. The MacArthur lock was set to reopen in late April... Read More

Great-Lakes Seaway Cargo Rose by 7% in 2021

A new system-wide report from the Chamber of Marine Commerce shows that Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway ships carried an estimated 149 million metric tons of cargo to and from domestic ports, and... Read More

INREST, UQAC and Université Laval to Study the Saguenay Fjord Ecosystem

The Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (INREST) has announced the creation of the Groupe de recherche sur l’écosystème du fjord du Saguenay (GREFS). Bringing... Read More

Ports of Montreal, Québec and Trois-Rivières Announce Initiative to Strengthen St. Lawrence Corridor

The Port Authorities of Montreal, Québec and Trois-Rivières have announced the creation of a working group to identify and facilitate the implementation of joint initiatives. The signing of a collaboration... Read More