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With early start, Great Lakes ports and industry hope to see gains this shipping season

By: Danielle Kaeding, WPR

The Lake Carriers’ Association, which represents the domestic Great Lakes fleet, requested an early opening of the Poe Lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at the urging of shipping companies and steelmakers. Eric Peace, vice president of the association, said U.S. Steel and Cleveland-Cliffs wanted an early start to build up stockpiles of iron ore that’s used to make steel.

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