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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

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

Successful Cruise Season for Port of Québec

The Port of Québec welcomed more than 154,000 cruise passengers during the 2023 cruising season. Twenty-eight cruise lines and 41 different ships, including 11 that were on their maiden voyage,... Read More

HOPA Named World’s Best Dry Bulk Port

The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) has been named the world’s Best Dry Bulk Port. The award was presented at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards gala in London, England, on... 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

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up, Limestone Down in October

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.8 million tons in October, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to a year ago.  Limestone cargos were above the month’s five-year... Read More

SLSMC Reaches Agreement with Unifor

Marine traffic is moving again on the St. Lawrence Seaway after a weeklong strike shut down the seaway between Lake Erie and Montreal. On October 22, 2023, 360 Unifor employees... Read More

Two Great Lakes Ports Receive MARAD Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced plans to invest $653 million in 41 port improvement projects across the nation, including two along the Great Lakes. As... Read More

WWI Era Steel Bulk Freighter Discovered 100 Years After Sinking in Lake Superior

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) has announced the discovery of the steel bulk freighter Huronton 100-years after sinking more than 800 feet to the bottom of Lake Superior.... Read More