Port guys turn attention to maritime ideas

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 23:22.

Today this article was published in the PeeDee.
"Maritime should be central to what we do," Wasserman told the board, which seemed pleased with the draft plan.
(Here's the title of the article if you're reading this in 25 years to see what actually happened and need to use libray archives: Cleveland's port looks to grow, boost projects 25-year goal: 'premier' status Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Tom Breckenridge Plain Dealer Reporter)

The public can comment on the draft plan from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the United Technologies Center at Cuyahoga Community College, Room 229, 2415 Woodland Ave.

Bone on up Great Lakes isues with this glossy overview and here's the latest (unless you can trump this) on Modern Tonnage.

I found this at a Canadian site:

APPLICATION by Great Lakes Feeder Lines Inc. pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the "CFL PROSPECT", a container ship registered in the Netherlands, to operate a dedicated container feeder service between Halifax, Nova Scotia, Montréal, Quebec and Hamilton, Ontario commencing on or about August 1, 2007 and ending on or about July 31, 2008.

McKeil Marine argues that the application is intended to avoid paying duty on a foreign vessel and to take advantage of all of the associated cost savings based solely on economic factors that should not be taken into consideration. According to McKeil Marine, Canadian operators have found that the current economic burden of Canadian regulations and requirements makes domestic container movements cost prohibitive; if this were not the case, Canadian operators would have been moving containers domestically some time ago.

Where oh where will a new container port be located in our green city on a blue lake 25 years from now? See you on the 29th -- should be interesting. I mused about it here a few months ago... shrinking city shrinking port?

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