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.

Beyond The Waterfront: How Great Lakes Ports Boost Economic Development

The State of Ohio has a unique system of port authorities and a flexible and coordinated state-wide strategy under which its 61 port authorities have a number of special powers... Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves Port and Seaway Funds

On June 30, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve  the FY2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill (THUD). The legislation funds key federal programs of interest to Great... Read More

The Beauty of Grain Silos: Art project at Toledo port to be the biggest mural in the U.S.

Twenty-eight grain storage silos at the port in Toledo, Ohio are being transformed into the largest mural in the United States. Visible from Interstate 75, downtown Toledo and the Maumee... Read More

HOPA Expands with Niagara Ports

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