News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Akron Children's Hospital

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Transforming Cleveland's port: Regularly scheduled service to Europe begins
The head of the St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates it as part of the "opportunity corridor"
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
The Dutch ship Fortunagracht arrived Saturday morning from Antwerp, Belgium.
Courtesy of M.L. Schultze
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The first regularly scheduled cargo ship from Europe to the Great Lakes has unloaded its containers and other cargo at the Port of Cleveland -- to the delight of supporters who say it could transform shipping in the Midwest. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke to one of those supporters, former Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton, who now oversees the St. Lawrence Seaway.

LISTEN: St. Lawrence shipping begins

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:01)


The ship arrived Saturday morning from a trip that began in from Belgium and wound its way up the St. Lawrence Seaway. And it was held up for a few hours by some clogs of ice still floating.

Still, the monthly trips are expected to be up to four days faster than unloading the freight on the East Coast and sending it by truck and rail from there.

Betty Sutton says the regular schedule of the monthly trips is crucial.

“Manufacturers have not had the benefit of knowing when a ship would be arriving, when it would be going out on a regular schedule. This offers businesses that opportunity so there’s more certainty. It’s also a very environmentally (good) way to move goods. So this opens up a brand-new door.”

The vessel’s first round trip carried cargo from seven countries and five states.

The Port of Cleveland estimates as much as 400,000 tons of cargo a year will be carried by the Spliethoff Group’s scheduled service.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio lawmakers propose grants for home construction for disabled people
We have been trying to have a "Visitability Bill" passed for years. Thanks, Greg

Lake County crimes may give Trump immigration fodder
Shoddy reporting at best. "Mixed views" The question that came to my mind was, "How many people did he have to interview to get "mixed views". Do the two peo...

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plans to improve Medicare by lowering prescription costs for seniors
Sounds good. I'm living in Florida to escape the snow. So far it's working. I retired from GM in 2000. Keep pushing for all the working people. In the long run ...

The tiny town that time, and elections, forgot may go out of existence
Thank you for this story. I grew up in Limaville, my parents home is there still...unsellable due to the septic/sewer problem. Sometimes I am sorry I left...wis...

Where Ohio'sJohn Kasich stands in the presidential polls
We are fans of Gov. Kasich since he served in the House of Representatives. It pleases us to finally see him as the potential President of the United States. We...

Cleveland hosts the first national Movement for Black Lives conference
What a wonderful experience this was, So much love and understanding, without all of the other distractions that tend to come with organizing for change, this e...

Air Force unit gets training and Youngstown gets rid of some eyesores
Do they have to totally destroy all the beautiful oak and leaded windows, which I am thinking are probably there? Do they just have to destroy them like that? C...

Jewish challah and Native American fry bread at an Akron cultural exchange
Each time I saw the young students relate to each other, I got goose bumps. These young students can and hopefully will teach all of us to live and respect eac...

One of the Cleveland Orchestra's most celebrated musicians bids farewell
I had the honor of studying with Franklin Cohen in the late 80s and early 90s. He is unparalleled both as a clarinetist and as a musician. His deep personal war...

Summa's dress code is not 'etched in stone'
SOME OF THESE POLICIES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. UNLESS YOU ARE DOING THESE TYPE OF JOBS EVERY DAY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMFORTABLE AND REASONABLE OR NOT. UNLESS ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University