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Twin Ports 2012 shipping totals projected to top last year’s

March 13, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

About 1,000 ships are expected to move roughly 40 million tons of cargo through the Twin Ports this year, compared to 37 million tons last year. Continue Reading

Protesters halt operations at some Western ports

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they’re hurting wage earners. Continue Reading

Occupy protesters halt operations at some West Coast ports

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hundreds of Wall Street protesters blocked gates at some of the West Coast’s busiest ports today, causing the partial shutdown of several in a day of demonstrations they hope will cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks. Continue Reading

Occupy protesters block some gates at western US ports

December 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Hundreds of Wall Street protesters blocked gates at some of the West Coast’s busiest ports on Monday, delaying truck traffic in a day of demonstrations that organizers hope will cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks. Continue Reading

West Coast ports new target for blockade-minded Occupy protesters

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The protesters are targeting the locations because they believe American ports have become “economic engines for the elite.” They are most upset by two West Coast companies giant West Coast port operator SSA Marine and grain exporter EGT that they believe epitomize the big corporations that make up the “1 percent.” Continue Reading

Great Lakes ore, limestone shipments up over 2010

October 18, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.4 million tons in September, a decrease of 2.3 percent from August, but an increase of 19.5 percent compared to a year ago. Continue Reading

Study: Lakes shipping brings 227,000 jobs, billions in revenue

October 18, 2011 in Duluth News Tribune

In Minnesota, marine cargo traffic was responsible for 6,271 jobs, $440 million in personal income, $1.3 billion in business revenue and $114 million in local purchases, according to the study’s executive summary. Continue Reading

Great Lakes July iron ore shipments up 72 percent

August 25, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6 million net tons in July, a 72 percent increase over July 2009′s 3.47 million tons. However, shipments were about 6 percent below the month’s five-year average of 6.31 million tons. Continue Reading