U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Contractor Mobilizes To New Lock at the Soo To Begin Phase 3 Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has kicked off Phase 3 construction for the New Lock at the Soo as the contractor mobilizes to the Soo Locks.   Kokosing Alberici... Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Celebrates Completion of Rochester East Pier Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of repairs to the 1,025 foot, 114 year-old Rochester East Pier. In... Read More

Additional $214 million Allocated for Soo Lock Construction

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its intent to allocate an additional $214 million for construction of the new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The new funds came... Read More

Port Of Ogdensburg Harbor Deepening Plans In Limbo

Suspension comes after higher-than-expected bid The port of Ogdensburg, New York, sitting on the south bank of the St. Lawrence Seaway, faced a shock in April when the Corps of... Read More

RINA and Fincantieri Join Forces in Research and Development

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, and RINA, an Italian inspection, certification and consulting engineering company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop synergies in the field... 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

USACE Buffalo District Change of Command

Lt. Col. Colby K. Krug, a Buffalo, New York native and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers... 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

New Water Standards: Updating International Great Lakes Datums to Reflect Lake Bottom Rebound

Since the last ice age, the earth’s crust beneath the Great Lakes has been expanding – rebounding from the weight of glaciers. After all, the Great Lakes were formed by... 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

Historic Spending: Federal Spending Means Big Money for Great Lakes Shipping

Federal spending has reached historic levels over the last 18 months as Congress has worked to address the pandemic and boost the economy. Within the last year, Congress has approved... Read More