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Seaway Development Officials Travel to Germany for Business Networking

Officials from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) and interested regional stakeholders are taking two European marketing trips in 2023. The first trip took place May 9-16... Read More

Senator Baldwin Announces $2.6 Billion Plan to Invest in Great Lakes

Senator Tammy Baldwin, Chair of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing, has announced a $2.6 billion plan to invest in Great Lakes and coastal resiliency through... Read More

Heddle Shipyards and Team Vigilance Launch Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel

Vard Marine Inc, Heddle Shipyards, Thales Canada, SH Defense, and Fincantieri, have joined forces to launch the Vigilance Class Offshore Patrol Vessel. Intended to satisfy projected future demands under the... Read More

Indiana Ranked Second Among Great Lakes Ports

For the first time ever, Indiana ports rank first among inland ports and second among Great Lakes ports for cargo shipments. Recent changes to federal port rankings caused Indiana to move from having multiple small port districts and many... Read More

Funding for Port Weller Dry Docks Cargo Terminal Project

Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, has announced an investment of up to $5.2 million, under the National Trade Corridors Fund, for the second phase of the Port... Read More

United States Launches $4 Billion Initiative to Electrify Ports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the initial steps in the development of programs that will invest $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act in the nation’s port... Read More

GLS Takes Delivery of Tug Seaway Trident

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) has taken delivery of a new ice-class tugboat for maintenance operations. The Seaway Trident arrived in Massena, New York, on May... Read More

Limestone Trade Decreases, Iron Ore Increases for April

Great Lakes limestone shipments totaled 1.9 million net tons, a decrease of 3.5 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings were below the month’s 5-year average by 11.2 percent. Loadings... Read More

Port of Montreal’s Vision for the Future

The Montreal Port Authority has released its vision and Strategic Plan 2023-2027, which will guide the Port of Montreal’s future actions and objectives for the next five years. The MPA’s... Read More

Two Sunken Vessels Discovered in Lake Superior

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) along with Marine Sonic Technology, have announced the discovery of two vessels that sank in Lake Superior on November 18th, 1914.   On November 18, 1914,... Read More