People

Deckhands, captains, dockworkers, and terminal operators are just a few of the many people who help to make the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System run smoothly.

Sustaining Economic Growth

The Vital Role of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation I often say that the Great Lakes region is the workhorse that powers our nation. Driving America’s industrial and... Read More

Marie Strum Receives the Great Lakes/Seaway Review Impact! Award

By Christi Kleiner Marie Strum, chief of the Engineering and Technical Services Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, is the recipient of the Great Lakes/Seaway Review’s... Read More

For the Love of Freighters

Jake Bourdage’s career is inspired by dock visits  Standing 75 feet tall with a length of 1,250 feet and width of 60 feet, the steel-framed Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad... Read More

Economic Well-Being: U.S., Canadian Ports Work Together To Promote Efficient Operation

GL/SR: “How does the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System, well-managed by allied nations Canada and the United States, contribute to economic well-being and national/regional security?”   James Weakley │ President, Lake Carriers’... Read More

HOPA Expands with Niagara Ports

Unifying a network of multimodal hubs to support supply chains in Southern Ontario Read More

Icebreaking Delays: Action Needed to Overcome Disruptions in the Great Lakes Supply Chain

Expanded icebreaking capacity isn’t a luxury. It’s necessary to keep cargo moving through the Great Lakes. An example is found in the shutdown of 750,000 tons of carrying capacity for... Read More

Q&A: Advancing Ports

What infrastructure projects are you amid or planning that will aid the port with business development? The port will introduce bulk liquid cargo to our general cargo operations in 2022.... Read More

In Leadership: News from January–March 2022

Adolph Ojard Dies Adolph Ojard, former executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and president of the American Great Lakes Ports Association, passed away Dec. 30. He was 72... Read More

Head and Heart: Vincent Cioletti Turns Passion Into Position at the Port of Monroe

A father and three sons. If I had to summarize my passion for the shipping industry, that would be it. My father sailed on the Oglebay Norton in 1991 and... Read More

Ryan McDonough: Sailing Up the Career Ladder With Grand River

Ryan McDonough, 30, banked his future on a career as a Great Lakes mariner and finds it’s an ideal choice. The merchant marine industry is where good pay, travel, time... Read More

Acknowledging Veterans: New Great Lakes Maritime Academy Program Accepts Sea Hours From Service

For the past several years the U.S. maritime industry and the U.S. Maritime Administration have supported an initiative known as military-to-mariner. The purpose of this program is to encourage military... Read More