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Season’s first saltie scheduled to arrive in Duluth tonight

April 8, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – The first oceangoing vessel of 2020 is scheduled to arrive in the Port of Duluth-Superior tonight at approximately 8 p.m. Federal Churchill, a 656-foot ice-class bulk carrier owned by Montréal-based Fednav, will earn the First Ship distinction, completing the season’s first full transit of the St. Lawrence Seaway en route to the Great… Read more »

Officers elected at Duluth Seaway Port Authority annual meeting

April 7, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – During its annual meeting held March 25, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners elected officers for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2020. The board re-elected Rick Revoir to serve his second year as president. Other appointments included Tony Sertich as vice president, Patrick Boyle as secretary, Norm Voorhees as treasurer and Mike Jugovich as assistant treasurer. Together with fellow board… Read more »

Shipping season begins with COVID-19 precautions in place

March 26, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. — The 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season opened this week, as the vital flow of goods and raw materials began transiting the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, gateway between Lake Superior and the lower lakes. This marine highway, in connection with the St. Lawrence Seaway, provides an essential transportation service that moves more… Read more »

Pete Stauber

Duluth Seaway Port Authority awarded $10.5 million MARAD grant for warehouse expansion, dock wall rehab

February 11, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Congressman Pete Stauber announced today that the United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration allocated a $10.5 million grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. This Port Infrastructure Development Program grant will help fund construction of a 56,000-square-foot, rail-served warehouse at the Clure Public Marine Terminal, along with rehabilitation of 1,775 lineal… Read more »

2019 Season Summary: Grain gain, heavy lifts boost tonnage totals

February 10, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. — Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million short tons at the Port of Duluth-Superior for the 2019 shipping season, ranking as the port’s third highest throughput since 2015. Four of the port’s six cargo categories notched season-over-season tonnage gains.  General cargo, comprised of project cargoes, breakbulk and heavy-lift industrial pieces, led the way with… Read more »

Duluth achieves wind energy cargo record

November 5, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. — The final inbound wind energy cargo vessel of 2019 off-loaded at Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal recently, and her cargo helped set a record. In total, the Port of Duluth welcomed 306,000 freight tons of wind energy cargo in 2019, a single-season record. This hefty haul eclipsed the previous high of 302,000 freight tons… Read more »

Duluth Cargo Connect wins worldwide Heavy Lift Award

October 15, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. — Today in Antwerp, Belgium, Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International selected Duluth Cargo Connect as the publication’s 2019 Worldwide Port/Terminal Operator of the Year. An international panel of industry experts selected the award winners. HLPFI established the Heavy Lift Awards to recognize excellence in complex logistics, transport and engineering projects around the world. Duluth Cargo Connect is a working partnership… Read more »

Tony Sertrich

Sertich reappointed to Port Authority Board of Commissioners

September 27, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently reappointed Tony Sertich to a second six-year term on the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Sertich, who currently serves as vice president of the board, was originally appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2013. His reappointment term expires in 2025. A former DFL legislator from… Read more »

Duluth Cargo Connect selected as finalist for Heavy Lift honor

July 19, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. — Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International recently named Duluth Cargo Connect a finalist for the publication’s 2019 Port/Terminal Operator of the Year Award. Winners in 11 categories will be announced Oct. 15 in Antwerp, Belgium. HLPFI established the Heavy Lift Awards to recognize excellence in complex logistics, transport and engineering projects around the world. Duluth Cargo Connect,… Read more »

Duluth Seaway Port Authority rates favorably in Green Marine environmental report

June 17, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Seaway Port Authority and its terminal operations on Rice’s Point earned high marks in the Green Marine environmental performance report released June 6. The report rates port authority participants in seven categories: air emissions, community impacts, dry bulk handling and storage, environmental leadership, spill prevention, underwater noise and waste management. Forty-two (42) North… Read more »