Press Releases

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. To Locate HBI Production Plant At Ironville Terminal

Thursday, June 15, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 15, 2017 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority announced today that Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) will locate its first hot briquetted iron (HBI) production plant at Ironville Terminal in East Toledo. This project has the potential to create up to 130 permanent jobs, more than 1,200 construction jobs and represents a $700 million investment in the Toledo Region. This project was made possible due to partnerships between the Port Authority, JobsOhio, Midwest Terminals of Toledo, City of Toledo, Lucas County, Regional Growth Partnership, and the Ohio Rail Development Commission.

 

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership - Traditional and project cargoes transit the St. Lawrence Seaway in November

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2016) – “November was a good month for the export of agricultural products and shipments of aluminum ingots on the Great Lakes Seaway System,” said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.  “Under the binational trade development program known as ‘Highway H2O’, the U.S. and Canadian Seaway Corporations have raised international awareness about the advantages of exporting grain products via the Great Lakes Seaway System and it is paying off.”

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Press Release - November cargoes reflect diversity of Seaway shipments

Friday, December 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2015) "Agricultural commodities along with dry bulk, general cargo and containerized goods continued to enhance cargo tonnage on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System during the month of November," said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.  "With just under a month remaining in the 2015 navigation season, we anticipate vessel activity in the Seaway System to be robust right up to closing."

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Press Release - General Cargo shipments dominate Seaway traffic in June

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2015) - June was an active month for U.S. ports receiving a variety of general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Press Release - U.S. Ports Enjoy A "Fast And Furious" Start To 2015 Shipping Season

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Washington, D.C.  (May 14, 2015) – Even with a slight blip due to ice coverage in late March and early April, U.S. ports along the Great Lakes-Seaway System are tracking ahead of tonnage moved in April 2014.  In fact, most ports are seeing increases in multiple categories.

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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release - Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Announces Pacesetter Award Winners for 2014 Navigation Season

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2015) – The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced that seven U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System are receiving the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2014 navigation season compared to the previous year.

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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release - $7 billion invested in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

(Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2015)  The results of a year-long infrastructure investment survey were released today by the American Great Lakes Ports Association and the Canadian Chamber of Marine Commerce. The survey was commissioned by a coalition of U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes-Seaway maritime industry stakeholders, and was conducted by Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release - Steel shipments surge through the St. Lawrence Seaway trade corridor

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2014) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments of 35 million metric tons moved through the system for the period March 28 to November 30. Total cargo volume is up 5 percent due predominantly to formidable tonnage of steel, salt, and grain shipments.

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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release - St. Lawrence Seaway System keeps cargo moving in October

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Washington, D.C. (November 6 , 2014) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments of 29.5 million metric tons moved through the system for the period March 28 to October 31. Total cargo volume is up 4.5 percent compared to the same period last year, due mainly to the robust tonnage of grain and steel moving through the system. Year-to-date, 8.4 million metric tons of grain were handled – an increase of 49.9 percent compared to 2013. This increase has been more than offset by a 26.5 percent decrease in iron ore volume through the system, and an 11 percent decrease in coal tonnage.

 

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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release - Port of Toledo records across the board cargo increases in September

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. (October 16, 2014) – Through September, seaport tonnage at the Port of Toledo is up over 16 percent, nearly one million tons ahead of where it stood over the same period in 2013. All cargo categories have increased over last year with the exception of petroleum and liquid bulk, making 2014 the best year since the 2011 season.

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