In an unpredictable supply-chain, Great Lakes expect stable year of shipping

5/25/2022 3:03:00 AM

Despite the unpredictability, officials expect the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to see stable growth during the 2022 shipping season, just like it did during a global pandemic.

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Despite the unpredictability, officials expect the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to see stable growth during the 2022 shipping season, just like it did during a global pandemic.

But an unpredictability global shipping market, officials expect the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to see stable growth during the 2022 shipping season, just like it did during a global pandemic.

Sean McDonnell, cleveland.com“We remain bullish that that type of incremental growth is going to be repeated this season,” said Craig Middlebrook, Deputy Administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.Middlebrook said the lack of change, while the COVID-19 pandemic was changing just about everything, stood out.

The St. Lawrence Seaway is already seeing more international vessels than last year, Middlebrook said.All sorts of items pass through the Great Lakes, but many of the imports are steel-related and project cargo, and many of the exports are grains — like wheat, soybeans and corn.

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Published: May.more quietly dispatch those that are controversial or politically inconvenient, particularly in an election year.Outgoing Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde After months of brushing off rumors that she would give up the reins of Austin ISD , Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde was last week named sole finalist for the top job in Dallas ISD, where she was chief schools officer before coming to Austin in 2020.No pay increases were handed out for 2021.

24, 2022, 10:49 a.m. The bills that made it through — more than 700 of them — now face another looming deadline next week to pass out of their house of origin. The Baie Comeau, a self-unloading bulk freighter, passed through the Poe Lock in Sault Ste.” That announcement was prompted by rumors that she had made the Dallas shortlist; school districts are allowed to keep much of their executive hiring process confidential. Marie on Monday, May 16 en while route to Nanticoke, Ontario. Here are some of the notable measures that are not advancing this session: Election Day holiday Five times Assemblymember Evan Low, a Campbell Democrat, has tried to create a state holiday for the November election, closing schools and giving public employees paid time off to vote. (Garret Ellison | MLive) By Sean McDonnell, cleveland. It hasn’t been enough.

com CLEVELAND, Ohio — The supply-chain still has kinks, the coastal ports still have congestion and the Russian invasion of Ukraine is drastically changing global markets tied to the Midwest. Assembly Bill 1872 was slightly different from several of its predecessors in that it would have swapped out Presidents’ Day with an Election Day holiday in even-numbered years, rather than simply adding another day off, thereby lowering its cost. Elizalde joined AISD amid the arduous first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were trying to ramp up their first full semester of remote learning . But despite the unpredictability, officials expect the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes to see stable growth during the 2022 shipping season, just like it did during a global pandemic. A separate measure to create a state holiday for Juneteenth, by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a Los Angeles Democrat, advanced to the floor, however. “We remain bullish that that type of incremental growth is going to be repeated this season,” said Craig Middlebrook, Deputy Administrator of the Great Lakes St. With the news of Elizalde’s departure, teachers appeared to collectively rejoice. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. That should bump hourly pay for non-union positions, starting at a new minimum of $15.

The St. Lawrence Seaway, which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean into the Great Lakes, moved 38.” Dalton Pool , a teacher and coach at Bowie High School, said the district is better off with her departure.19 million metric tons of cargo to ports in Canada and the U.S. in 2021, a 1.” Some parents approached the situation with warier eyes. Related:  Councilors move to increase their pay after shifting pay for employees A new “spot bonus” program, too, allows department directors to award employees up to $2,500 for exceptional performance.

6% uptick from 2020′s season that saw start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While tonnage varies each year, the shipping route averaged 38.17 million tons a year from 2015 to 2019, the five years before the pandemic. Guerra-Mojarro worries that choosing a new superintendent shortly before the November board elections could leave AISD with new trustees at odds with leadership. Middlebrook said the lack of change, while the COVID-19 pandemic was changing just about everything, stood out. “People have noticed the stability and resiliency of our system over the last two years, compared to the challenges that have confronted the coastal ports,” Middlebrook said.” More work for employees who remain Drascic’s Thursday schedule is chock full.

What’s still unclear, he said, is how 2022′s world events will change this year’s shipping season.” Candace Hunter , who has a 7th grader in the district, said she views Elizalde’s imminent departure as an opportunity to find a better fit for a district that’s never quite meshed with her style. Ukraine, an exporter of both grain and raw materials used in steelmaking, is still being invaded. And the coastal ports are still struggling with the number of imports. The St."Thank you to Dr. Lawrence Seaway is already seeing more international vessels than last year, Middlebrook said. Clients call all the time without having scheduled phone calls, and it doesn’t include any jail calls that I might get.

The bulk of the cargo shipped through the St. Lawrence Seaway is done in the back-half of the season, Middlebrook said, so answers will be clearer in a few months.” Got something to say? The Chronicle. How will the Ukraine War affect North American shipping? All sorts of items pass through the Great Lakes, but many of the imports are steel-related and project cargo, and many of the exports are grains — like wheat, soybeans and corn. Ukraine, still being invaded by Russia, was a bread-basket for Europe and a large exporter of raw materials used in steel production. Suppliers will need to look elsewhere, and even if they don’t buy directly from North America, the shift in the global supply could mean more grain leaving from the Great Lakes, Middlebrook said. Who wants to hire me? No one.

So far this year Canadian grain exports have been down, but U.S. exports have been up, he said. What’s being shipped now is leftovers from the last harvest in the fall. The ships that come into the Seaway are smaller, but their size does let them get anywhere in the world.” Salaries for first- and second-level defense attorneys increased this year, bumping entry-level pay from $53,000 to $60,000 for misdemeanor attorneys and from $56,000 to $60,000 for lower-level felony attorneys.

Meaning they can get grain on their way back out of the Seaway to most parts of the world. Do the Great Lakes have an opportunity with congestion on the coasts? Jackie Csiszar, an executive at World Shipping Group for over 25 years, thinks the St. Lawrence Seaway could pick up market share because of the bottlenecks everywhere else. Csiszar was vice president of vessel operations at World Shipping Group for 25 years. She’s recently transitioned to vice president of customer experience.  The city’s court system is often seen as a training ground for young lawyers to build their resume and depart for higher-paying public jobs elsewhere.

Csiszar said now is the time to change how things are shipped, but it’ll take creativity. “I just think it’s really the opportunity for carriers and shippers to put their heads together and figure out different ways to move their products,” Csiszar said. “What we’ve done in the past is not always going to be the success of the future.” She also said the Great Lakes could see more grains and more pet coke, which is used in blast furnaces, sent to Europe amid the invasion of Ukraine. Middlebrook said cost is important, but so is stability and predictability, particularly with high-value cargo.  Those savings were also used last year to give $72,300 in bonuses to support staff, who are not in a union and have not had a raise in years.

Logistics professionals need to know things will arrive when they’re needed, and so there has been more interest in moving high-value cargo through the shipping system, Middlebrook said. About two-thirds of the shipping in the Seaway is from lake to lake and one-third is international ships coming in. By mid-May, 46 international vessels had made trips, up from 38 at the same time in 2021. “It’s a noticeable jump compared to last year and more importantly the five year average’” Middlebrook said. The Port of Cleveland said it has already seen more business because of the coastal port issues. The ability to help influence and oversee civil engineering projects from start to finish made him take the leap from the private to public sector.

COO Dave Gutheil said the Port had an extremely busy April and strong May so far. He said April tonnage numbers doubled the total from 2021, and containers have increased since a new vessel starting picking them up in September. He said more exporters are using the containers in Cleveland’s port, and the hope is to fill the container ship with exports on its way out by the end of the year. “We’re extremely optimistic,” Gutheil said. “There’s still a lot of congestion issues in places like L. The department revved up its recruitment efforts and pushed the controller’s office for higher salaries, bumping entry-level engineers from $48,000 in 2018 to $60,000 today.

A.-Long Beach. (Shippers are) finally looking at inland ports as relief valves for some of those issues.” The Port of Cleveland is still working on large infrastructure projects that will make it port more efficient, like rebuilding three of its general cargo docks. The Port will also start handling bulk liquids for the first time later this year.” The hunt for blue-collar workers The Popeye’s off of Madison Avenue is hungry for workers.

When will the supply chain congestion end? U.S. ports are still bringing in a record number of imports, according to the National Retail Federation’s Global Port Tracker. The NRF said in April that ports were catching up but predicted another surge in the summer of 2022. “As we entered 2022, the biggest question was when the supply chain would return to normal,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. The pandemic has brought more competition not only to the city’s office jobs, but to seasonal or hands-on positions that are most typically classified in one of the city’s four unions.

“Unfortunately, we still don’t have a definitive answer. Congestion at West Coast ports has eased, but congestion at some East Coast ports is growing. Ports aren’t as overwhelmed as they were a year ago, but they are still significantly busy moving near-record volumes of cargo.” Middlebrook said the safest guess about the supply-chain is no guess. He said it will take well into next year to sort out all of the issues in the global supply-chain.  Snow season, too, will pose another challenge.

It’s just too massive to happen quickly, he said. Supply-chains can be resistant to change he said, and what the problems will do is push people to think of new ways to move things. Whether or not they’ll test the waters in the St. Lawrence Seaway, he said, is to be determined. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Earlier in the pandemic, staffing was so bad that he had to oversee inspections in five different zones of the city as opposed to just one.

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