WASHINGTON – The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. has announced that eight Great Lakes Seaway System ports are receiving the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2012 navigation season compared to the previous year.
“The continued increases in the amount of cargo moving through U.S. ports is another strong indicator of our growing economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Among the eight ports that have won the Pacesetter Award for 2012 the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.
“The resurgence of manufacturing in North America is fueling demand for both traditional and new Seaway cargoes, with positive implications for Great Lakes shipping,” said SLSDC Acting Administrator Craig Middlebrook. “We are pleased to recognize the exceptional performance of these ports, all of which have been Pacesetter Award winners in previous years.”