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  • 13 February 2013
    Business & Finance

      Overall U.S. maritime cargo volumes in the Great Lakes region are recovering from extreme lows experienced in 2009, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. The report, Status of the U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Water Transportation Industry, finds that the U.S. Great Lakes maritime industry is generally healthy, […]

  • 12 February 2013

    The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard will be exhibitors and attendees at this year’s Great Lakes Waterways Conference. The conference will be held February 12-13 in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference aims at promoting and sustaining a healthy and prosperous Great Lakes maritime industry. Leaders in the Great Lakes maritime industry are meeting […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 2016-built oceangoing laker Federal Caribou, owned by Canadian bulk shipowner Fednav Limited, recently arrived at Burns Harbor, Port of Indiana, marking a milestone as it became the first vessel in the Great Lakes to treat ballast water using an onboard system, according to the company. The 34,564 dwt vessel treats its ballast water two times, by conducting an exchange in the North […]

  • 1 March 2010
    Authorities & Government

    The Michigan Great Lakes Wind Council (GLOW) is expected to soon finalize its wording for proposed legislation to control siting of wind turbines in the Great Lakes.

  • 5 January 2011

    The US is looking for clean, renewable energy sources to keep up with the country’s increasing energy demands. As such, wind energy… By Jessica E. DeMonte and Rebekah M. VanDrake (lexology) [mappress] Source: lexology, January 05, 2011

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    After a season in which U.S.-flag lakers will have sailed more than 2,500,000 miles and carried nearly 90 million tons of cargo, a $70-plus million tune-up awaits the fleet. One ship arrived in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to undergo conversion to a barge in early November, but the bulk of the fleet began tying up at […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Fednav Limited, the largest international maritime bulk carrier in Canada, yesterday announced the addition of six new vessels to its fleet. Ordered with Sumitomo Corporation and Oshima Shipyard, the environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and will add substantial capacity to its Great Lakes-capable fleet of ships. A New Generation of Lakers As […]

  • 29 October 2010
    Authorities & Government

    The White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Energy hosted a workshop with the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative in Chicago on October 26 – 27, 2010, focused on the siting of offshore wind power in the Great Lakes. The two day workshop brought together wind developers, Federal and state regulators, environmental […]

  • 16 June 2016

    The first-ever regional strategy to jumpstart the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system, which aims to double maritime trade, shrink the environmental footprint of the region’s transportation network, and support the region’s industrial core, has been released, according to the Government of Ontario. The ten-year implementation of the strategy, which will help grow the region’s maritime […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      The federal government has dedicated two new research vessels to serve as floating laboratories that research the health of the Great Lakes… (seattlepi) [mappress] Source: seattlepi, September 1, 2011.

  • 23 June 2011

    Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine Inc. has teamed up with Great Lakes Shipyard, a division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio to create a state-of-the-art marine service center to improve and grow their respective vessel repair and overhaul businesses in the Great Lakes Region. The long-term agreement, effective June 1, 2011 is the latest stage […]

  • 17 September 2006

    Water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, although constantly in flux, are showing a steady decrease, experts say. Lake levels can rise or drop as much as 6 feet in only a matter of years. However, concern is increasing that the overall level of the lakes is on a decline, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Shipyard and B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem (Damen) have entered into a five-year partnership authorizing Great Lakes Shipyard as an official builder of Damen designs. The Great Lakes Shipyard’s Damen Series will cater to the  following markets: Harbor & Terminal: Ranging from towage and movements services such as Stan tugs, launches, pilots and boats […]

  • 20 July 2010

    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is happy to announce the return of their Great Lakes cruises in 2011. MS COLUMBUS, built in 1997 was specifically designed to navigate the locks of the Great Lakes, and is therefore one of the few ocean-going cruise ships that can successfully travel through the wonderful scenery of the Great Lakes of North […]

  • 13 October 2010
    Research & Development

    Lake Erie Alternative Power (LEAP) is supporting the development of the offshore wind industry in the United States focused around the Great Lakes. LEAP has identified this region as one of the most suitable locations for offshore wind development in the United States. LEAP is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of […]

  • 27 October 2010
    Authorities & Government

    Will we see wind farms in the Great Lakes? The New York Power Authority says yes. The questions is: where? Richard Kessel, the Power… By Nikki Rudd (whec) [mappress] Source: whec, October 27, 2010;

  • 26 April 2012
    Research & Development, Technology

    Grand Valley State University and Michigan Technological University joined a public-private business in search for funding of the initial engineering and design of the new floating turbine technology for the Great Lakes, according to Associated Press. Lead agency, requesting funding from the Department of Energy, is Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center. Its group includes […]

  • 16 March 2012

    McKeil Marine of Hamilton, Ontario contracted Great Lakes Shipyard to provide winter layup and repair work on their tug and barge, John Spence and Niagara Spirit. The Shipyard completed general steel work on both the tug and barge and installed a winch system for the cover of the Niagara Spirit. The completion of this contract […]

  • 18 December 2015

    Germany-flagged general cargo ship BBC Maple Lea has run aground in Lake Saint-Louis, Great Lakes, Quebec. The 2007-built ship, managed by German Auerbach Bereederung Hamburg, got grounded in the morning of December 17th, shortly after departing Montreal. “The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the grounding of the […]

  • 6 January 2014

    The start of the winter layup season at Great Lakes Shipyard is marked by the arrival of Interlake Steamship Company’s articulated tug-barge DOROTHY ANN and PATHFINDER. The ATB will remain berthed in the yard for planned repairs and routine maintenance, as well as various inspections and miscellaneous renewals. Other winter layup and repair work scheduled […]

  • 4 January 2019

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping rebounded in August due to a surge in U.S. grain exports, iron ore shipment improvements and a steady flow of raw materials for manufacturing and construction. St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments were up 8 percent compared to the same month last year, according to Stephen Brooks, President of the Chamber of […]