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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 »

Port of Duluth-Superior berths Pacesetter Award

May 21, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The United States Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation will present its 2018 Pacesetter Award to the Port of Duluth-Superior tomorrow as part of the region’s National Maritime Day festivities. The award salutes Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System ports that registered international cargo tonnage increases during the 2018 shipping season. Duluth Seaway Port Authority Executive… Read more »

Weekend arrival likely for first saltie of 2019 shipping season

April 12, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – The first saltie of the Twin Ports’ 2019 shipping season, the Maria G, is expected to arrive in the Port of Duluth-Superior this weekend. Preliminary plans call for the vessel to anchor off the Duluth Ship Canal late Saturday and then proceed beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge sometime Sunday or early Monday. That’s… Read more »

Officers elected at Duluth Seaway Port Authority annual meeting

March 28, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – During its annual meeting held March 27, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority board of commissioners elected officers for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2019. The board elected Rick Revoir to serve as president, succeeding Ray Klosowski, who completed his two-year term as president but will remain on the board. Other appointments included Tony Sertich as vice president, Patrick… Read more »

2019 shipping season set to open for Port of Duluth-Superior

March 21, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Last night’s arrival of United States Coast Guard Cutters Alder and Mackinaw signaled that the 2019 commercial shipping season is soon to commence for the Port of Duluth-Superior and the entire region. The Alder and Mackinaw made their way across Lake Superior from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, opening a 100-foot lane in the ice that will be widened soon by Canadian… Read more »

Port of Duluth-Superior posts strong finish to 2018 Shipping Season

January 30, 2019

Duluth, Minn. USA — The Port of Duluth-Superior finished the 2018 shipping season on a strong note, having handled 35.9 million short tons of cargo. “Shipments of Minnesota iron ore accounted for the lion’s share of tonnage moved through the Port of Duluth-Superior—21.5 million short tons, to be exact,” said Deb DeLuca, Duluth Seaway Port Authority… Read more »