Press Releases

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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BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio showcase project achieves 43 percent in energy savings

Friday, May 01, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 30, 2015 - The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s BetterBuildings Northwest Ohio (BBNWO) program has completed its energy data results as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, which targets 20 percent energy reduction in buildings by 2020. The Port Authority’s headquarters building located at One Maritime Plaza was selected as the showcase project for this challenge, which achieved an annual energy savings of 43 percent and reduced electricity demand by 2.5 megawatts.

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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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Port Authority to provide up to $50 million in financing for The Andersons’ new headquarters facility

Friday, February 27, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 27, 2015 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors yesterday approved a lease agreement with The Andersons, Inc. to acquire and construct an approximately 130,000 square foot corporate headquarters facility in northwest Ohio through a number of Port Authority financing mechanisms totaling up to $50 million.

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Toledo Express Airport Reports 11.65 Percent Increase In Passenger Enplanements For 2014

Friday, January 16, 2015

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 16, 2015 – The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority welcomed 2015 with positive growth and momentum at Toledo Express Airport (TOL). The airport closed out 2014 with an 11.65 percent increase in passenger enplanements and an increase in overall passengers of 10.83 percent for the year. A total of 176,545 passengers made the choice to fly through TOL in 2014, which helped drive the airport’s second consecutive year-over-year double digit increase in passenger traffic. Port Authority reports for December 2014 show that overall passenger traffic at TOL was up 4.5 percent over the same month in 2013. December marked the airport’s twenty-first month of increased passenger traffic since 2013.

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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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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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