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No Foolin’: M/V Barbro G arrives as season’s first saltie

April 1, 2024

DULUTH, Minn. — The first oceangoing vessel of the 2024 maritime shipping season entered the Port of Duluth-Superior today. M/V Barbro G, a 623-foot bulk carrier operated by Sweden’s Brochart KB, earned 2024 First Ship honors, completing the season’s first full transit of the St. Lawrence Seaway en route to the Great Lakes’ westernmost port.… Read more »

Port Authority hires Udd for government and environmental affairs role

February 16, 2024

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Seaway Port Authority recently hired Jeff Udd as its director of government and environmental affairs. A Duluthian, Udd worked most recently for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as manager of its water and mining section. There he had statewide responsibility for water permitting, compliance and enforcement activities at industrial facilities.… Read more »

Boyle reappointed to Port Authority Board of Commissioners

February 8, 2024

DULUTH, Minn. — The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners recently reappointed Patrick Boyle to a second term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Originally appointed on Jan. 3, 2017, Boyle’s reappointment is a six-year term set to expire Dec. 31, 2029. He serves currently as vice president of the Port Authority… Read more »

Desgagnes departure caps longest international navigation season on record

December 29, 2023

DULUTH, Minn. — The Canadian-flagged Nordika Desgagnes sailed out of Duluth and into the record book tonight as the Port of Duluth-Superior’s latest-departing oceangoing ship on record. Carrying beet pulp pellets destined for Ireland, she eclipsed the port’s previous oceangoing late-departure record set Dec. 23, 1984, by the Federal Calumet, which carried durum wheat bound for France. Combined… Read more »

Harvest season grain gains lift tonnage

November 16, 2023

DULUTH, Minn. — Boosted by an 18-month high for grain shipments, total maritime tonnage through the Port of Duluth-Superior climbed 3.9% ahead of last season’s pace through Oct. 31, 2023. More than 141,000 short tons of grain transited the port in October, as fall harvest season ramped up throughout the Upper Midwest. Almost 92,000 ST… Read more »

Canadian labor impasse halts Seaway operations, affects Duluth-Superior

October 23, 2023

DULUTH, Minn. — At 12:01 a.m. yesterday, UNIFOR, the unionized workers of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, went on strike, resulting in the shutdown of Canadian portions of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Seaway is a linear system of canals and locks through Ontario, New York and Quebec. Closure of any portion effectively results… Read more »

Warehouse expansion opens at Clure Public Marine Terminal

September 26, 2023

DULUTH, Minn. — A newly constructed 56,000-square-foot warehouse opened at the Clure Public Marine Terminal this month, featuring five truck bays and an enclosed railcar dock. The new structure expands an existing 88,000-square-foot East Warehouse Annex, which opened in 2002, and brings total warehousing capacity for Duluth Cargo Connect to over 500,000 square feet. The… Read more »