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Duluth welcomes earliest oceangoing arrival

March 31, 2023

Arriving March 28 at 3:30 p.m. under Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge, the Federal Dart from Fednav Limited became the earliest-arriving oceangoing vessel on record in the Port of Duluth-Superior. The previous record belonged to another Fednav vessel, Federal Hunter, which arrived March 30, 2013. Carrying approximately 23,000 short tons of Turkish cement, Federal Dart made the trans-Atlantic… Read more »

Officers elected at Duluth Seaway Port Authority annual meeting

March 13, 2023

DULUTH, Minn. — During its annual meeting held March 2, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners elected officers for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2023. The board elected Yvonne Solon to serve as president, succeeding Tony Sertich, who remains a board member along with Nancy Norr. This is Solon’s second appointment as… Read more »

2022 Season Summary: Finishing with a flourish, especially iron ore

January 27, 2023

DULUTH, Minn. — Despite its biggest January throughput since 2010 (1.34 million short tons), total maritime tonnage for the Port of Duluth-Superior finished the 2022 navigation season down 7.6 percent compared to 2021 and down 7 percent against the five-season average. Some 30.4 million short tons of cargo transited the port this season, including nearly… Read more »

Norr appointed to Port Authority Board of Commissioners

December 1, 2022

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth City Council recently appointed Nancy Aronson Norr to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Norr succeeds Commissioner Ray Klosowski, who concluded an 18-year stint on the Port Authority Board of Commissioners in October. Norr’s appointment is a six-year term set to expire Oct. 31, 2028. Norr recently completed… Read more »

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 »