The Ottawa, Canada, headquartered Chamber of Marine Commerce doesn’t like new ballast water regulations released by Transport Canada. In fact, Its president and CEO, Bruce Burrows, calls them “a half-baked solution.” The
One of America’s best known Great Lakes shipbuilders has come under new ownership. Superior, Wis.-based Fraser Industries LLC has been acquired by Infrastructure Acquisition Partners LLC, a joint venture between Norway’s Cleaves
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a new report—The Economic Importance of the U.S. Private Shipbuilding and Repairing Industry—that measures the economic importance of the shipbuilding and repairing
St. Catharines, Ontario, headquartered Algoma Central Corporation (TSX:ALC) reports that it has taken delivery of the Captain Henry Jackman, its fifth Equinox Class gearless dry-bulk carrier and the tenth Equinox Class vessel.
March 2021 On March 3, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) reintroduced the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act. The bipartisan legislation aims to codify the U.S.
U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet operators continue to invest heavily in their ships and the region. The fresh water of the Great Lakes allows vessels to sail for decades, and ships that are
Private equity firm American Industrial Partners (AIP) has agreed to sell what it calls “a significant minority stake” in Great Lakes operator Rand Logistics to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management’s Transportation
U.S. and Canadian ports in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system reported that overall tonnage during the 2020 navigation season was down just 1.7% compared to the 2019 navigation season, despite facing
The governors of Illinois and Michigan have agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker have announced
The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual icebreaking season on the Great Lakes, which provides assistance to the shipping industry, is underway. Working in partnership with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) District 9,