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DULUTH SEAWAY PORT AUTHORITY

Colleagues reflect on the life and work of Adolph Ojard Jr., a Knife River native who dedicated much of his life to Lake Superior and Great Lakes industry.
With its newly announced ability to accept maritime cargo containers, sources wonder if the Great Lakes might offer future relief in the face of supply chain pressures.
In its latest study, the Port Authority noted the value of industrial jobs to Duluth, and also pointed to the fact there are open industrial jobs waiting to be filled.
Silver Bay and Two Harbors joined the port of Duluth-Superior in fueling the revival. Those four cities are responsible for 78% of iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes.

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Overseas shipments of petroleum coke are leaving the Superior coal dock for the first time in decades. The News Tribune dug into the local petcoke phenomenon.
The 656-foot Federal Biscay arrived Sunday, bringing cement for infrastructure projects throughout the Midwest and Canada.
A larger-than-normal queue of 12 vessels left the Soo Locks after it opened at noon on Wednesday. The last ship left after 12 hours.
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority will move next week into its new headquarters, a renovated building with well over 100 years of history.
The 10-week offseason is federally mandated and finds both ship owners and the operators of the Soo Locks focused on repair and maintenance.
With iron ore and coal markets depressed, the port's handling of 525,000 freight tons of wind-energy components smashed last year's record of 306,000 freight tons.

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The U.S. Highway 53 and Interstate 535 legs of Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction have been scheduled for 2027 and 2028, respectively.
Once capable of moving 10 million tons of grain on the water annually, the local Port Authority explains how market adjustments have made for a modern capacity that continues to have untold reach.
The award is given to domestic Great Lakes ports that show year-over-year tonnage increases for international cargoes.

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