Congress on clock for Great Lakes maritime priorities

Congress on clock for Great Lakes maritime priorities

(WASHINGTON) — As the year draws to an end, congressional leaders are scrambling to complete work on key legislation of importance to Great Lakes ports and the region's maritime industry. Because time is short, individual bills are being rolled together into larger legislative packages to simplify the process. One such package is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which must…
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‘High highs, low lows’: Great Lakes-Seaway ports ride out pandemic

‘High highs, low lows’: Great Lakes-Seaway ports ride out pandemic

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System carried an impressive amount of cargo in 2020 despite COVID-19 limitations. Overall tonnage for the navigation season, which ran from March 25, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021, was only down 1.7 percent compared with 2019 for U.S. and Canadian ports that use the waterways.  How was that possible? “Despite the incredible challenges of the…
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