Open For The Season: Great Lakes shipping season starts three days early

Another ag shipping channel is open for the season!

The St. Lawrence Seaway and the Soo Locks opened three days early, marking the start of the Great Lakes Shipping Season.
An earlier-than-normal start is important this year as last year’s seaway strike, along with unfavorable weather, left some cargo undelivered.

This waterway channels traffic between the upper and lower Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and international markets.

Now we are just waiting on the first grain ship at the Port of Duluth to fully kick off 2024.

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