Carmeuse Port Inland Welcomes Newest Addition To Great Lakes Fleet

The first Great Lakes vessel to be built on the Great Lakes in nearly four decades has entered service. The Interlake Steamship Company’s M/V Mark W. Barker bulk carrier loaded its first cargo of construction aggregates at the Carmeuse Port Inland dock on July 26. “Bulk carriers play an integral role in supporting the economy of the Great Lakes region,…

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Lafarge Canada Spearheads Conservation Effort

Lafarge Canada announced its key role in the massive conservation effort undertaken in the sensitive Great Lakes region as a partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The NCC’s Manitoulin Island acquisition is one of its largest-ever in Ontario.  With a $16-million price tag, the initiative relied heavily on the support of many partners. Lafarge Canada provided a donation…

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Great Lakes Shipments Rise

Dec. 16, 2021 – There is a lot of activity right now on those five big puddles of water. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.3 million tons in November, an increase of 16.8% compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were 18.4% above the month’s five-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 19.1% from 2020 to 2.7 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 625,608 tons, an increase of 7.6%. Year-to-date the…

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Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in May

June 18, 2020 – Time to get those ships sailing and ports moving. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in May, a decrease of 18.1% compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. May’s loadings were also below the month’s five-year average by 8.7%. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.7 million tons, a decrease of 20.3% compared to a year ago. Shipments…

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