Ports & Terminals

The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System connects more than 110 commercial ports in the U.S. and Canada. Find port news, developments, project updates, and facility improvements here.

In Short: News from January–March 2022

Cleveland-Cliffs Idles Indiana Harbor Blast Furnace Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is indefinitely idling its Indiana Harbor #4 blast furnace (IH#4). According to the company, this action is the result of operational improvements,... Read More

Guardians of the Great Lakes: Coast Guard Heightens Awareness and Plans to Protect Maritime Transportation System

Could a faceless enemy remotely hijack shipboard or shore-side equipment and cause physical harm to people or critical infrastructure within the Marine Transportation System (MTS)? What might make for interesting... Read More

High Speed Hyperports: Technology Targets Efficiency and Sustainability of the Great Lakes/Seaway System

Imagine replacing cargo-carrying trucks from the roadways with a dedicated high-speed infrastructure system. Right now, the economic connection between the United States and Canada needs to adopt cutting-edge solutions that... Read More

Done! Congress Gives Final Approval to $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Just before midnight Nov. 5, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H. R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The legislation was approved by a somewhat bipartisan vote... Read More

Regional Development Strategy: Congresswoman Kaptur Presents Great Lakes as One Region in New Recovery Plan

Rep. Marcy Kaptur has Ohio roots and Great Lakes vision. As a member of the U. S. House (D-Ohio), she has a plan to unite the eight Great Lakes states... Read More

In Short: News from October–December 2021

Duluth Makes Way for More Containers Investments in intermodal connections and procedures to ensure homeland security compliance have increased the Port of Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal capacity to handle... Read More

Creating Opportunity: Port of Green Bay Seeks Funding to Buy Land, Expand Operations What’s in It for Us?

$54.6 million is a big number. But if a $51.9 million request for federal assistance comes through, the Port of Green Bay will be on its way to redeveloping land... Read More

Here’s How They Do It at Cleveland: Setting Up the Port Authority

The following is an excerpt from a story first published in Great Lakes/Seaway Review, Vol. 6 No. 4, Summer 1977. At Cleveland, they like to say the port is over... Read More

In Short: News from July–September 2021

Senate Passes Historic Infrastructure Package On August 10, the U.S. Senate enacted an infrastructure investment package totaling nearly $1.2 trillion. H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, was negotiated... Read More