Port of Duluth-Superior posts strong finish to 2018 Shipping Season

Port of Duluth-Superior finished the 2018 shipping season on a strong note, having handled 35.9 million short tons of cargo. “Shipments of Minnesota iron ore accounted for the lion’s share of tonnage moved through the Port of Duluth-Superior—21.5 million short tons, to be exact,” said Deb DeLuca, Duluth Seaway Port Authority executive director. “Iron ore cargoes were up nine percent year-over-year, outpacing the five-year average by 30-plus percent.” Thanks to favorable ice ... [+]

Last ‘saltie’ departs Port of Duluth-Superior mid-December

There was a flurry of grain-loading activity in the Twin Ports during the past several weeks as 17 oceangoing vessels (‘salties’) arrived to load cargoes ahead of winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway at the end of December. The Federal Rhine will be the last saltie to leave the Port ... [+]

Economic Impact Study shows Port of Duluth-Superior generates $1.4 billion in economic activity

The Port of Duluth-Superior generated $1.4 billion in economic activity and supported 7,881 jobs last year. Handling 35 million short tons of cargo generated over $504 million in total wages, salaries and purchases of goods and services in the regional economy. Cargo movement and vessel activity at the port also ... [+]

First saltie of the 2018 shipping season is on its way to Port of Duluth-Superior

The first ‘saltie’ of the 2018 commercial navigation season, the Federal Weser, is on its way to the Port of Duluth-Superior and is expected to arrive 04/05/2018 by 10 p.m. Its official arrival time will be recorded when the ship passes beneath Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge.   The Federal Weser is ... [+]

Duluth-Superior Shipping Season Closes with 7 Lakers in Port for Winter Layup

The Port of Duluth-Superior is welcoming seven ships for winter layup this year. In fact, the Indiana Harbor laid up early (on November 3) and a major repowering project is already underway at Fraser Shipyards on the Herbert C. Jackson, in dry dock since early December. The Soo Locks (at Sault ... [+]

Port of Duluth-Superior: First visit for new ship, last grain cargo of the 2015 season

One of six newly-built bulk carriers in the Fednav fleet – the Federal Bering – is making its first full transit of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system the week of December 14 en route to the Port of Duluth-Superior. While this will be a first for the ship, ... [+]

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