Spring brings mixed bag for Great Lakes shipping

Spring brings mixed bag for Great Lakes shipping

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — U.S. Great Lakes ports reported mixed results for the start of the spring shipping season, with gains and losses heavily tied to global trading conditions and Lake Superior icebreaking resources. U.S. grain exports, steel imports, road salt and containerized goods were strong performers. “Inadequate icebreaking resources in Lake Superior had a major impact on cargo shipments out…
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Chamber honors 3 lawmakers for Great Lakes icebreaker advocacy

Chamber honors 3 lawmakers for Great Lakes icebreaker advocacy

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — As the shipping season officially opens this week, the Chamber of Marine Commerce is honoring three U.S. congressional leaders for their tireless efforts to increase U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking capacity on the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard, in partnership with its Canadian counterparts, is responsible for breaking ice during the winter and spring to help ships safely…
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