Coast Guard to update its icebreaking requirements in the Great Lakes, USA

U.S.-flagged “lakers” were hindered by a shortage of Coast Guard icebreaking capabilities despite the Great Lakes’ warm and delayed winter. Cement, iron ore, and coal shipments totaled 750,000 metric tons. For a total of 325 hours, 20 journeys were postponed.

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