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Presentation of Seaway Pacesetter Awards to Two Duluth Terminals

7/13/2004. Duluth Port Seaway Authority press release

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is pleased to report that it will host, from July 14-16, a gathering of maritime/trade professionals designed to bring together local, regional, national and international parties to network in the Port of Duluth.

Planned activities include a press conference to be held at 4 p.m. July 14 (Wednesday) in the Duluth Seaway Port Authority boardroom, located at 1200 Port Terminal Drive, to allow the presentation of two St. Lawrence Seaway Pacesetter Awards, and to provide the opportunity to ask questions of keynote speaker for the maritime event, Captain Tjakko B. Bouwman, retired managing director of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners.

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook will be on hand to award the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award to the presidents of Hallett Dock Company and Lake Superior Warehousing Company, Inc. The award recognizes increased international tonnage moved via the facilities through the St. Lawrence Seaway System.

Hallett Dock Company, a multi-commodity dock located in Duluth, was among two Great Lakes ports and four terminals to earn the Pacesetter Award this year. The Port winners were Green Bay, Wis., and Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Ohio, and the other terminals showing gains were Federal Marine Terminals in Milwaukee and Cleveland. Lake Superior Warehousing, operator of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority-owned Clure Public Marine Terminal’s general cargo facilities, is receiving an award earned for the previous year.

“These organizations will be recognized for doing an outstanding job of generating new international business that contributed to the System’s total international cargo tonnage,” said Deputy Administrator Middlebrook.

“Tonnage numbers through May of 2004 released by SLSDC in July showed a 12 percent increase over 2003,” he said.

Pacesetter competition is restricted to American ports and terminals in the System. The award has been a fixture in the System’s maritime community since its inception in 1992. Once restricted to ports, the competition was opened to Great Lakes terminals in 1999.

The press conference will also provide a good opportunity to discuss worldwide maritime issues, such as short sea shipping (the movement of freight or passengers in domestic or inland waters, including international transport along coastlines or across lakes or rivers), with Mr. Bouwman, maritime professional from the Netherlands. Northern Europe is considered the leader in innovative, cost-effective and environmentally responsible transportation and handling. Mr. Bouwman will make suggestions for modification and improvement of regional systems.

We hope you will join us for this important international networking opportunity.

Hallett Dock Company

PO Box 16447     Duluth, MN     55816-0447
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