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Great Lakes See Lowest Ice Coverage in Decades

The unusually warm winter has significantly affected ice coverage on the Great Lakes. In mid-February, the ice extent across all the lakes was the lowest it has been in more... Read More

Coast Guard Finalizes 2024 Great Lakes Pilotage Rates

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has finalized U.S. Great Lakes pilotage rates for the 2024 shipping season.The new rates seek to generate revenue for each of the three U.S. Great Lakes pilot... Read More

Legislation Introduced to Extend Great Lakes Protections

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends... 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

Nearly 38 Million Metric Tons Transit System in 2023

Nearly 38 million metric tons (mmt) of cargo transited the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System in 2023. This resulted in an overall increase of more than 3.4 percent compared to... Read More

Container Service Begins in New Hamilton Rail Terminal

Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT), in collaboration with Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports), and Canadian National Railway (CN), have created a direct intermodal rail service between Hamilton, ON and Montreal, QC.... Read More

Great Lakes Ports Call for Fair Share of Infrastructure Grants

The American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA) is asking the federal government for regional equity in the distribution of Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grants. The AGLPA has sent a... Read More

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down Slightly in 2023

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes trekked down slightly in 2023. The Lake Carriers’ Association reported that limestone shipments totaled 28.6 million tons in 2023, a decrease of less... Read More

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 20.7 Percent

Iron ore trade on the Great Lakes saw an increase of 20.7 percent compared to 2022. The Lake Carriers’ Association reported the year-end total for iron ore trade stands at... Read More

Survey Results Show $8.4 Billion Committed to Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping

A binational coalition of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence maritime organizations have released a new survey of infrastructure investments by both the public and private sector in the Great Lakes-St.... Read More

GLT Acquires Fireboat Anthony J. Celebrezze

The Great Lakes Towing Company (GLT) has acquired the Fireboat Anthony J. Celebrezze. The purchase will allow the GLT to provide firefighting assistance for shipboard or shoreside fires, particularly in... Read More