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Maritime Transportation Articles

Understanding Oil and Water in the Great Lakes
Sea Grant is examining how crude oil moves throughout the Great Lakes region and where the oil would travel if it spilled into a lake like Superior.
Crude Work: Understanding How Crude Oil Moves Within the Great Lakes Basin
Minnesota Sea Grant's Dale Bergeron helped facilitate a workshop to explore issues related to crude oil movement in the region.
Fresh Ideas for Recycling and Reusing Dredge Material
Dredge material from the Duluth Superior Harbor is improving wetlands rather than filling up an expensive containment facility.
2012 Brings Federal Ballast Water Regulations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a much-anticipated step toward setting a national standard for the number of organisms allowable in ballast water discharge.
Protecting Port Assets
Two Sea Grant experts consider how a changing climate could affect the Port of Toledo and the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Next to Naught: Cleansing Ballast Water
An ongoing conversation about installing ballast water treatment systems on board Great Lakes vessels includes a long, hard look into the state of technology and science.
The Seaway Turns 50!
The modern Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System has supported maritime trade for 50 years, but there's more to the story. Read about a "remarkable engineering feat and model of binational cooperation."
Ballast Water is Topic of Symposium
Regulating ballast water discharges from ships is getting complicated. A Sea Grant symposium teased apart some of the challenges and opportunities that policies, technology, and the economy are creating for managing ballast water in the Great Lakes.
Steel Corrosion Found in More Northland Harbors
Deeply pitted steel has been found in several western Lake Superior ports, not only in the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Freshwater Ballast Testing Facility Opens
Companies can now hook their latest ballast water treatment systems up to the world's first freshwater testing facility for ballast technologies, located on the shores of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
What's in the Ships?
Read about the different cargos and ships that ply Great Lakes waters.
Law Center Identifies Potential Leaks in Michigan Ballast Water Legislation
Is it constitutional for states to regulate ballast water? Michigan tests the legal system to protect the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Maritime Transportation System: Critical Energy for Change
Take a look at how transportation system issues have changed, and stayed the same, over the past twenty years.
Jumping Back Into the Harbor
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), founded in 2004, has allowed Minnesota Sea Grant to re-address the issues of ports, harbors and maritime industries.
Harbor Corrosion: It’s the Pits
The rapid aging of steel in the Duluth Superior Harbor puzzles even corrosion experts. Five specialists offer observations and advice to port officials, university and agency staff, and Sea Grant.
From the Great Lakes to the Gulf
In light of the recent ban by Great Lakes governors on water diversions, we thought you’d find this story about a historic plan for a canal between Lake Superior and the St. Croix River of interest.

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