Chamber of Marine Commerce

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 32.6 Percent in June

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in June, a decrease of 32.6 percent from 2021.  Shipments were 29.5 percent below the month’s 5-year average.... 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

Great-Lakes Seaway Cargo Rose by 7% in 2021

A new system-wide report from the Chamber of Marine Commerce shows that Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway ships carried an estimated 149 million metric tons of cargo to and from domestic ports, and... Read More

New Biodiesel Era: CSL Completes the World’s Longest-Running Trials on Marine Engines

With sights on decarbonization and environmental stewardship, CSL recently completed trials using B100 biodiesel to power bulk carriers and self-unloading bulkers in the Great Lakes. Testing began in 2020 and... 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 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

Canadian Ballast Regs Under Fire: Domestic Fleets Point Out Competitive Disadvantages, Impact on Post-pandemic Recovery

Ballast Water Regulations released by Transport Canada (TC) in June continue to make waves. The new law applies to vessels operating in Canadian waters and Canadian-flagged vessels trading anywhere in... Read More