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Lamie & Sanders Smitha, Semprevivo & Moser El Faro 2017 the strongest season in a decade The agreement calls for joint market- President and CEO. Bob Moser will for domestic and international move- ing initiatives and exchange of data serve as Vice President of Manufac- ments of iron ore. Lake Michigan is to further those goals. The agreement turing & Engineering, and Rebecca predicted to have high water levels this embodies the St. Louis region’s strong Smitha, Vice President of Finance. spring, something the Port of Green support for the efforts underway by

USCG: Lessons Learned

Bay is looking forward to. Higher wa- American Patriot Holdings, LLC, from the EL FARO Casualty ter levels mean boats can get in and and the Port of Plaquemines to de- out of the harbors easier while carry- velop a hub-and-spoke system for The Coast Guard Marine Board Re- ing more cargo. Over 227,000 jobs are container transport vessel shipments port on the sinking of the EL FARO, supported by cargo moving over the from Plaquemines, at the mouth of with 33 lives lost, revealed that loss of

Great Lakes / Seaway System. Craig the Mississippi River, to the St. Louis propulsion during extremely heavy

H. Middlebrook, Deputy Administra- region. “The Freightway is commit- weather was a contributing factor tor of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway ted to serving the greater St. Louis to the sinking of the vessel. The ex-

Development Corporation, congratu- region by helping to support efforts act operational status of all vital EL lated the SLSMC on its anniversary. to attract shippers and carriers, and FARO engineering equipment dur- “The close collaboration between the we believe the proposed container ing the hours preceding the casualty two Seaway corporations has been transport vessel route would ben- could not be determined. However, a model of binational cooperation,” e

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