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New international cargo shipping begins at Port of Cleveland


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) yesterday joined the Port of Cleveland in announcing the launch of the Port of Cleveland’s Express Ocean Freight Service. The new service will run between the Port of Cleveland and Antwerp, Belgium, via the St. Lawrence Seaway.   Continued »

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, works to keep the CSL Laurentien moving during an escort in eastern Lake Erie, March 27, 2014.

Coast Guard concludes icebreaking operations on lower Great Lakes


The Coast Guard concluded icebreaking operations on the lower Great Lakes, Monday, more than four months after it started on Dec. 15, 2013.   Continued »


Barge traffic increases as Upper Mississippi navigation improves


With warmer temperatures in recent weeks, improved navigation conditions have caused increases in upbound barge traffic on the Upper Mississippi River, according to the USDA’s Grain Transportation Report released today.   Continued »


Panama Canal Authority and consortium resolve dispute


The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has reached an agreement with the locks project contractor consortium Grupo Unidos por El Canal (GUPC), Silvia de Marucci, ACP's marketing and forecasting manager, announced March 7.   Continued »


Weather and lock repairs slow barge grain movements


Ice accumulations continue to slow barge operations in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »


Lock repairs slow Upper Miss barge tows


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating a series of cable failures in the main lock at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

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Barge traffic still hampered by ice


Barge traffic on the Illinois River continues to be obstructed by ice accumulations, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »


Panama Canal construction suspension goes against contract, authority says


The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has warned that the suspension announced for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) is not valid, lacks merit and goes against what is established in the Contract for the Design and Construction of the Third Set of Locks.   Continued »

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Video: How to unload a timber barge in five seconds


The timber barge Seaspan Harvester looks like it's capsizing when it drops its payload by tilting 30 degrees to deposit logs in the water.   Continued »


Ice continues to delay barge shipments


Heavier-than-normal ice accumulations are continuing to slow traffic along the Illinois River, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

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