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.

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

Trail Blazer, True Pioneer: Laurence Pathy Inducted Into Great Lakes Hall of Fame

Of the thousands of stories Laurence Pathy could tell from 38 years of leading Fednav Limited, he chooses those involving people – the reason behind all cargo – whether employees,... Read More

New Chicago Leadership: Erik Varela Leaves Rail Focus to Lead the Illinois International Port District

As the new executive director for the Illinois International Port District, Erik Varela brings fresh eyes and intermodal experience. Previously senior director of public affairs for Union Pacific Railroad, he... Read More

Moving Commodities: How International Logistics Complications Are Impacting Great Lakes/Seaway Shipping

How is your business or member businesses in the Great Lakes/Seaway region being impacted by challenges in the global supply chain? We’ve seen both challenges and opportunities posed by global... Read More

In Leadership: News from October–December 2021

Ann Phillips Nominated for MARAD Administrator President Joe Biden has nominated Rear Adm. Ann Phillips to be the next administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Phillips served 31 years in... Read More