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Shipping impacts more than those working on the boats.

Ships. Jobs. A Vibrant Economy.

Transportation is the strategic weapon of economic development. Waterborne transportation is the safest, most fuel efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible mode of moving goods in our global economy. The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway not only saves users billions of dollars in transportation costs each year, but it also relieves pressure on this nation's congested roads and rail lines. Maritime's inherent efficiencies are critical to the success of supply chain managers worldwide.

Shared by two cities and two states, the Port of Duluth-Superior has been the backbone of this region's economy for well over a century.

Economic Impacts Port of Duluth-Superior Full Report 2018 PDF
Economic Impacts Port of Duluth-Superior 2018 Chapter II & Chart PDF
Great Lakes-Seaway Economic Impact Study July 2018 Executive Summary PDF
Great Lakes-Seaway Economic Impact Study July 2018 Full-length report PDF