More capacities at Duluth
In USA, Duluth has now become the second port on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System capable of handling containers by direct water connection. Recent investments in infrastructure and capabilities have upgraded existing road- and rail-based intermodal container services at Duluth’s Clure public marine terminal.
Deb DeLuca, executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, said: “Considering the significant congestion and delays occurring at some coastal ports, we provide a fluid alternative for containers to move inland and bypass those coastal bottlenecks.” Approximately 800 vessels and 35 million short tonnes of cargo move through the Port of Duluth-Superior each year. (sh)