2014

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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American Great Lakes Ports Association Press Release – Seaway System Cargo Tonnage Continues Upswing in September

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014) – The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date cargo shipments of more than 24 million metric tons moved through the system for the period March 28 to September 30 – an increase of nearly 5 percent over September 2013.  U.S. grain continued its upward trend posting a 14.6 percent increase over the same time last year.

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Port Authority Receives EB-5 Regional Center Designation - Designation from US Citizenship and Immigration Service Allows Port Authority to Offer EB-5 Financing for Job-Creating Projects

Friday, September 26, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, September 26, 2014 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has received its designations to operate an approved EB-5 Regional Center by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Regional Centers act as a vehicle in which foreign direct investment can be made into qualifying projects in the United States, and provide a permanent visa for the investor based upon achieving certain benchmarks for the investment, including job creation.

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Toledo Express Airport Offers Free Parking to Travelers with International Connections

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 24, 2014 – Travel from Toledo Express Airport just became more rewarding. Travelers in northwest Ohio who fly nonstop to Chicago or connect internationally to worldwide destinations through American’s Chicago O’Hare hub can now take advantage of a new free parking initiative from the Toledo Express Airport. Now through the end of 2014, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is offering free parking to all passengers who are traveling internationally out of Toledo Express Airport (TOL). In addition to free parking for international travel, Port officials will also honor free parking for those who are traveling out of TOL nonstop to the final destination of Chicago (ORD).

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Port Authority and Industrial Developers Break Ground on Spec Building at Overland Industrial Park

Friday, June 13, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 13, 2014 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Overland Industrial Park I, LLC, City of Toledo, Lucas County and other area officials held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today for the construction of a 100,000 square foot spec building at Overland Industrial Park, formerly known as the Jeep Site.

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Standard & Poor's Upgrades Port Authority Rating to "A-" for Northwest Ohio Bond Fund

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 3, 2014 – Standard & Poor’s (S&P) recently announced an upgrade to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s Northwest Ohio Bond Fund rating from a “BBB+” to an “A-” investment-grade rating with a stable outlook.

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Toledo Express Airport Reports First Quarter Increase in Passenger Traffic on American Airlines

Friday, April 18, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 17, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Toledo Express Airport (TOL) continued to climb during the first quarter of 2014 with a 14.44 percent increase as compared to the same period during the previous year. A total of 47,164 passengers made the choice to fly through TOL during the months of January, February and March. American Airlines showed an 8.19 percent increase for the quarter, with a total of 18,618 passengers. This upward trend indicates that more northwest Ohio travelers are booking flights from TOL when purchasing airfare.

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Toledo Express Airport Traffic up 45 Percent in December - Reports Show an 11 Percent Year-End Passenger Increase in 2013

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Toledo Express Airport (TOL) ended 2013 with an 11 percent increase in overall passenger traffic when compared to 2012. A total of 159,295 passengers made the choice to fly through TOL in 2013, which helped drive the airport’s first year-over-year increase since 2004. Port Authority reports for December 2013 show that overall passenger traffic at TOL was up 44.82 percent over the same month in 2012. December marked the airport’s ninth month of increased passenger traffic in 2013.

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