Shipping

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Warmer temperatures are breaking up the ice in the Great Lakes and it’s helping freighters haul loads before the commercial shipping season ends on Monday.

 

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The recent cold snap has left Great Lakes freighters struggling through ice covered lakes trying to make their final loads before the shipping season ends early next week.


Ships deal with record outflows from Lake Ontario

Jul 3, 2017
WRVO File Photo

Historically high water levels on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are presenting the shipping industry with both challenges and opportunities.