Wisconsin Port Worker

Wisconsin’s marine freight system is a tremendous asset for both a strong economy as well as a healthy environment in the state. Research coming out of the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is helping multiple organizations and agencies target priority projects as they create and implement plans for the state’s freight infrastructure and economic development. Top among the priority projects identified were the state’s Marine Highways as well as repairs and upgrades to key ports. [click to continue…]

Several barge companies–including Ingram Barge Company of Nashville and Canal Barge Company of New Orleans–have started a public relations campaign touting the efficiency and sustainability of moving freight by barge on the nation’s waterways.

Barge companies say rivers big and small need an estimated $8 billion worth of work. They hope to convince Americans that’s a relatively small price for keeping a valuable mode of transportation afloat.

For the rest of the story, visit National Public Radio.

GLMRI to Study Environmental Issues Facing Shipping and Marine Transportation

December 5, 2011

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a consortium of the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-S), and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) have received a five year cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD), to address environmental issues that face shipping and marine transportation. GLMRI studies funded by MARAD will […]

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Duluth Ranked Top Port in North America by RICA

June 27, 2011

Courtesy of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Duluth, Minn. USA – When the Railway Industrial Clearance Association (RICA) handed out its Port Service Awards for North America this year, the Port of Duluth took top honors – sitting in first place, along with the Port of Mobile, in the Association’s final rankings. In two of […]

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Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute

June 20, 2011

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute Door County, Wisconsin June 20-24, 2011 Nineteen participants from all over Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio will explore the historical, economical and environmental aspects of Great Lakes shipping in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Participants will learn about the Port of Green Bay, visit a NOAA weather station and the Neville […]

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Summer 2010 Maritime Education Workshops

April 15, 2010

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute and CFIRE co-sponsor the Summer 2010 Maritime Education Workshops for K-12 teachers to learn about shipping and commerce on the Great Lakes.

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