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Grain sparks improving Great Lakes-Seaway cargo volumes in June

(photo Thunder Bay by Michael Hull) Canadian Great Lakes ports and the St. Lawrence Seaway reported improving cargo shipments in June fueled by grain exports, agricultural inputs and a recovery in construction materials. The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that cargo tonnage from April 1 through June 30 through the bi-national transportation corridor totaled nearly 11.7 million metric …

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TSB investigating  two-vessel collision in Welland Canal

Florence Spirit and Alanis moments after the collision (courtesy of Jeremy Barton) The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has sent investigators on site following a rare head-on collision Saturday between two cargo vessels in the Welland Canal section of the St. Lawrence Seaway. There  was no interruption to Seaway traffic or reported injuries or fuel spills causing …

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Seaway cargo volumes impacted by COVID-19

While St. Lawrence Seaway cargo volumes decreased during the past two months due to economic shifts related to COVID-19, industry leaders said the binational trade and transportation corridor is ready to play its part in the economic recovery efforts in the coming months. The latest figures show that cargo transported on the St. Lawrence Seaway from April …

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Five U.S. Great Lakes ports win SLSDC awards

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation(SLSDC) has announced that five U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System received the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2019 navigation season. The winners are the Port of Chicago, Duluth Seaway Port …

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Federal Churchill launches Duluth 2020 navigation season

DULUTH, MN – The Duluth Seaway Port Authority yesterday welcomed the first oceangoing vessel to the Port of Duluth-Superior, thereby officially launching the 2020 international shipping season. The vessel, Federal Churchill, a 2016-built, 34,500-DWT, ice-class bulk carrier owned and operated by Montreal-based Fednav, will load a cargo of about 21,000 metric tons of wheat destined to Italy for the account of shippers Riverland Ag Corp. In light of …

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CSL vessel opens Seaway’s MLO section for 2020 season

St. Lambert, Québec – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of its Montreal / Lake Ontario section today, with the transit of the CSL Baie St. Paul through the St. Lambert Lock. “With the COVID-19 outbreak, we are living in exceptional times. As the 2020 navigation season gathers momentum, we continue to witness a tremendous …

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Tug and barge launches Thunder Bay shipping season

For the first time on record, a tug and barge has opened the Port of Thunder Bay shipping season. The 2020 navigation season officially began with the arrival of the Tug Sharon M1 and Barge Huron Spirit on Thursday evening. The vessel combination came abeam of the Mission Pier entrance at 21:30 March 26, 2020. Owned and …

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St. Lawrence Seaway opens amidst uncertain times

St. Catharines, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway’s 62nd navigation season today, with the transit through Lock 8 on the Welland Canal of the NACC Argonaut, a pneumatic cement carrier that is 50% owned by Algoma Central Corporation. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in recent months is expected to have an …

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Seaway measures to ensure operations amidst COVID-19 crisis

Guided by information made available by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) indicated it is working closely with Transport Canada and all other relevant authorities on a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 crisis. SLSMC has put in place a series of measures to ensure the continuity of operations …

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