New partnership will promote Great Lakes Seaway shipping

JUNE 9, 2015 —The American Great Lakes Ports Association in partnership with the Lake Carriers’ Association, Fednav Limited, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation have jointly sponsored a new bi-national public

Great Lakes Towing frees grounded bulker

APRIL 27, 2015 —The 603-ft Canadian self-discharging bulk carrier M/V Mississagi, was successfully refloated by the Great Lakes Towing Company on Saturday, April 25 by 1.00 p.m. with no injuries or pollution.

Forebody launched for new Rand self-unloader

APRIL 22, 2015—One of the largest bulk shipping companies on the Great Lakes, Rand Logistics, Inc., New York, NY, recently announced the launch of new forebody at China’s Chengxi Shipyard Co. The

Rand appoints VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

APRIL 14, 2015 — Great Lakes bulk vessel operator Rand Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLOG) has appointed Nassry G. Zamora to the newly created position of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He

Algoma Central appoints new CEO

MARCH 10, 2015 — Canadian-flag shipowner Algoma Central Corporation has announced the appointment of Ken Bloch Soerensen as President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Sorensen, a native of

Great Lakes bulker to get Belco exhaust gas scrubbers

JANUARY 13, 2015 — Parsippany, NJ, based Belco Technologies Corporation, a division of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, has been awarded a contract for two Belco Marine Scrubbers by Interlake Steamship Company. The closed

Burger launches research vessel for Great Lakes

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014—Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, WI, recently launched the 78 ft research vessel Arcticus for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The Arcticus replaces the 38-year-old R/V Grayling bringing the USGS Great Lakes Science Center

U.S.-flag lakers report strong July tonnage totals

AUGUST 13, 2014 — After a brutal winter that has depressed industry year to date tonnage totals, U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters moved 11,365,550 tons of cargo in July, their highest monthly total

Ice hits Great Lakes coal shipments

MAY 29, 2014 — The Lakes Carriers Association says that ice formation the likes of which had not been seen since 1994 dramatically slowed coal shipments on the Great Lakes in April.

Conversion will create new Canadian self-unloader

MAY 27, 2014 — Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) is adding another river class self unloader to its fleet. It says it will be the first new Canadian flagged river class self-unloader introduced