VIDEO: Great Lakes Towing christens two latest hybrid tugs

Sister companies Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard yesterday joined together at their Cleveland, Ohio, facilities to celebrate the christening of the new tugs Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Customers, vendors, community,

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers 740-foot self-unloading barge

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge has taken delivery of a new self-unloading barge from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Named Michigan Trader, the barge measures 740 feet in length, 78 feet in

Q&A: Lake Carriers’ Association President James Weakley

ML: What are some of the top challenges to shipping on the Great Lakes in the U.S. (ballast water regulations, infrastructure, Asian carp issue, etc.)?  JW: Due to insufficient icebreaking on the

Seaway ports get boost from wheat, wind turbines

As ports along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to ride the waves of the 2020 shipping season, industry experts see better prospects for the remainder of the season. According to

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Senators seek to increase USCG Great Lakes icebreaking

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have introduced the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act. The bipartisan legislation aims to codify the U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking mission

Ports of Indiana handles project cargoes for Michigan power plant project

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is handling the primary shipments for a $1 billion natural gas fired power plant project at the Indeck Niles Energy Center in Michigan. More than 600 pieces

Port of Green Bay reports robust June tonnage totals

With imports of nearly 110,000 tons of foreign salt and 73,000 tons of limestone, June was a strong month for tonnage moving into and out of the Port of Green Bay Wis.,

Seaway ports see cargo volumes set for rebound

While St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes decreased during the past two months due to economic shifts related to COVID-19, the Chamber of Marine Commerce reports industry leaders as saying that the Seaway

Rand Logistics completes American Steamship acquisition

GATX Corporation (NYSE:GATX) today announced that it has completed the sale of its American Steamship Company (ASC) business to Rand Logistics, LLC for approximately $260 million in cash proceeds, subject to customary

Yards start $97 million winter work on Great Lakes fleet

The Lakes Carriers Association says that more than $97 million in maintenance and modernization is underway on U.S.-flag Lakers idled for winter work at multiple Great Lakes shipyards. “After working around the