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Duluth Seaway Port Authority ranks favorably in Green Marine environmental rating

June 29, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and its terminal operations on Rice’s Point ranked among the nation’s top performers in the recently released Green Marine 2021 environmental performance report, posting a 3.8 score on Green Marine’s five-point scale. The overall average for port authority participants was 2.97. The annual report rates port authority… Read more »

Hansen-Mueller Company purchases Duluth’s Elevator A

June 13, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. — The Hansen-Mueller Company recently finalized acquisition of General Mills Elevator A in Duluth, Minnesota, completing a deal that will bring the grain-handling facility back into active service. Owned previously by General Mills and inactive since 2015, Elevator A becomes the second Hansen-Mueller-owned grain complex in the Twin Ports, joining the Daisy Elevator… Read more »

Duluth Cargo Connect loads season’s first maritime containers for export

June 7, 2022

In October 2021, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority announced that it had gained approval to begin maritime container-handling operations at the Clure Public Marine Terminal, adding waterborne container shipping capability to its existing land-based intermodal business. Duluth Cargo Connect, a working partnership between the Port Authority and its operating agent, recently initiated that new activity,… Read more »

Season’s first saltie scheduled to arrive Wednesday

April 12, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. — The first oceangoing vessel of the 2022 maritime shipping season is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in the Port of Duluth-Superior. Resko, a 624-foot bulk carrier from the Polsteam fleet, will earn 2022 First Ship honors, completing the season’s first full transit of the St. Lawrence Seaway en route to the Great Lakes’… Read more »

2021 Season Summary: Iron ore leads tonnage upsurge

January 31, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. — Rebounding from pandemic-induced lows in 2020, total maritime tonnage through the Port of Duluth-Superior climbed to 32.9 million short tons in 2021. This total represented a 27 percent season-over-season increase and a 2.3 percent improvement over the five-season average. Iron ore, the port’s leading cargo by tonnage, led the upswing. The total… Read more »

Jugovich reappointed to Port Authority Board of Commissioners

January 28, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. — The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners recently reappointed Mike Jugovich to a second term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Originally appointed to complete the remaining term of former Port Authority commissioner and current United States Congressman Pete Stauber on Jan. 8, 2019, Jugovich’s reappointment is a six-year… Read more »

Expanded maritime container capability now available at Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal

October 21, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. — Port officials announced today that Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal now has the ability to handle significantly larger volumes of international shipping containers transported by vessel, in an expansion that will augment existing road- and rail-based intermodal container service under the Duluth Cargo Connect banner. Through recent investments in infrastructure and capabilities… Read more »

Updated study reveals increasing benefits from industrial sector

August 30, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. — Building on a 2018 study by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), the Duluth Seaway Port Authority today released updated information compiled by Northspan highlighting the economic value and social significance of Duluth’s industrial sector. The 2019 data, representing the most recent available, not only support the previous findings (which… Read more »

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority climbs in Green Marine environmental rating

August 10, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and its terminal operations on Rice’s Point earned high marks in the recently released Green Marine 2020 environmental performance report, improving from a 3.8 rating in 2019 to a 4.0 score on Green Marine’s five-point scale. The overall average for reporting participants was 2.9. The annual report… Read more »

DeLuca honored by University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies

May 19, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. — The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies presented Duluth Seaway Port Authority Executive Director Deb DeLuca with its 2021 Distinguished Service Award today at a virtual ceremony led by CTS Interim Director Dawn Hood. The William K. Smith Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a private sector professional in the… Read more »