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I started this post just planning to share a CBC news item on a new way to track all ships at sea – one more application of satellite surveillance and data mining that have also been quite newsworthy of late. But on Wednesday I heard a Terry...
News stories tagged with "shipping"
Oct 07, 2003 — Two environmental groups have released a study that questions the benefits of allowing bigger boats on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway. Save the River and Great Lakes United paid for the report because they fear deepening the channels and allowing ocean-going vessels on the Great Lakes would harm the ecosystem. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Peter Payette reports. Go to full article
Oct 06, 2003 — A proposed bill requiring ocean-going foreign vessels to dump their ballast water before they enter the Great Lakes is receiving strong criticism from shipping groups. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tracy Samilton reports. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2003 — A study of the St. Lawrence Seaway is pulling back from expanding locks and channels for bigger ships. Instead, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going to research more about the Seaway's existing conditions, including environmental concerns. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Feb 20, 2003 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to move ahead on a 20 million dollar study of Seaway expansion. Shippers and ports say it's needed. Environmentalists say it could lead to dredging and blasting on the St. Lawrence River. The Corps is waiting on support and money from Canada. David Sommerstein surveys opinion north of the border. Go to full article
Feb 13, 2003 — A Canadian environmental group doubts Canada will support an on-going study of expanding the St. Lawrence Seaway for bigger ships. But a Canadian port believes the opposite. David Sommerstein reports Canada's decision has been delayed for months. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — Freighters on the St. Lawrence Seaway are making their last pick-ups and deliveries around the Great Lakes before they begin clearing the waterway for winter this week. The North Country's only shipping port, in Ogdensburg, receives an average of six ships a year. David Sommerstein visited the port while longshoremen were loading a Dutch freighter to see how life on the docks has changed over the years and what an expanded seaway would mean for the port. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2002 — David Sommerstein talks with John Birnbaum, executive director of the Georgian Bay Association in Ontario, who says he received assurances from Canada's Transport Minister David Collinette that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study of the St. Lawrence seaway needs some changes to be acceptable to Canada. Go to full article
Oct 17, 2002 — A coalition of environmental groups and others doesn't want the Army Corps of Engineers to even study the idea of widening and deepening channels for larger ships on the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Oct 10, 2002 — Longshoremen on the West Coast returned to work last night after a ten day lockout left hundreds of ships waiting to unload cargo. The stoppage did not affect traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway. But as David Sommerstein reports, it does highlight the role of shipping in international trade. Go to full article
Oct 04, 2002 — This week two of New York's political leaders came out against expansion of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system to accomodate bigger ships. They say it would be an environmental disaster for the St. Lawrence River and doesn't consider all the river's users. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article