Ports of Indiana launches container terminal initiative

Ports of Indiana launches container terminal initiative

(PORTAGE, Ind.) — The Ports of Indiana Commission on Thursday approved Resolution 24-01 to launch “The Indiana Container Initiative” in support of developing multiple international container terminals within the state of Indiana. As a statewide port authority, Ports of Indiana operates multiple facilities on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, but the state’s ports do not currently handle container shipments.…
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USCG: Bulker’s cracked hull likely not from hitting obstruction

USCG: Bulker’s cracked hull likely not from hitting obstruction

(THUNDER BAY, Ontario) — The Great Lakes bulk carrier that took on water  in Lake Superior last weekend sustained a 13-foot crack in its steel hull, but the incident likely didn't result from striking an underwater obstruction as originally thought, The Detroit News reported. The bulker Michipicoten was en route from Two Harbors, Minn., to Thunder Bay on Saturday when…
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Main channel fully restored at Port of Baltimore

Main channel fully restored at Port of Baltimore

(BALTIMORE) — As part of the Unified Command response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Navy supervisor of salvage and diving on Monday restored the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transit through the…
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S.C. bridge closes after boxship’s propulsion malfunction

S.C. bridge closes after boxship’s propulsion malfunction

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The U.S. Coast Guard and numerous state and local agencies responded to an incident Wednesday involving a containership on the Cooper River in Charleston. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watch standers received a report at 12:17 p.m. from the Charleston Harbor Pilots about a containership, MSC Michigan VII, experiencing a malfunction with the systems controlling its propulsion on…
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Salvors remove final truss blocking Baltimore channel

Salvors remove final truss blocking Baltimore channel

(BALTIMORE) — Ten weeks after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, salvage crews removed the final large steel truss segment blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3 and 4. The span collapsed after being hit by the containership Dali on March 26. Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete…
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Great Lakes limestone trade up sharply in May

Great Lakes limestone trade up sharply in May

(CLEVELAND) — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in May, an increase of 33.9 percent compared to a year ago. May’s loadings were also above the month’s five-year average by 6 percent. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 42.2 percent compared to 2023 to 3.2 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 734,489 tons, an increase…
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Port, Army Corps moving ahead on N.Y. harbor upgrades

Port, Army Corps moving ahead on N.Y. harbor upgrades

(NEW YORK) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has outlined a multifaceted package of significant investments in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to boost navigational safety and efficiency at the East Coast’s busiest container port. The investments will pave the way for tangible improvements to the Port of New York and New Jersey’s…
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Great Lakes shippers praise U.S. inquiry into Canadian rule

Great Lakes shippers praise U.S. inquiry into Canadian rule

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has opened an investigation into a Canadian shipping regulation as a potential unfair trade practice. The FMC noted, “Based on available information, it appears that conditions created by the government of Canada in connection with regulation of ballast water management systems may adversely affect the operation of United States carriers in the…
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Port Pascagoula launches rebranding campaign

Port Pascagoula launches rebranding campaign

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — After one year as port director, Bo Ethridge is announcing a new direction and vision for Port Pascagoula through rebranding and business recruitment. Port Pascagoula’s board of commissioners met May 23 to discuss plans for the port’s new name, logo and vision for the future. “Port Pascagoula is well positioned for future growth and with this rebranding,…
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