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Great Lakes Ports Forecast Strong Shipping Season

(Joseph S. Pete – The Times)

Great Lakes ports are forecasting a “stellar” shipping season after the St. Lawrence Seaway reopened on Tuesday, allowing hulking international cargo ships known as salties to pass through to Midwestern ports including the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

While cargoes were slightly down in Burns Harbor, many other ports saw their highest cargo volumes in recent years.

The Port of Duluth-Superior handled its highest mark since 2014, and the Port of Green Bay the most since 2013. The Port of Toledo unloaded more overseas vessels in 2018 than any year since 2006, while international tonnage shot up by 30 percent at Port Milwaukee. Click here to read more.