CLEVELAND PORT, VESSEL OWNER ADVANCE EFFORT TO START INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER SERVICE

Canadian vessel, the Dutch Runner, to visit Cleveland Port; Service would make Cleveland a more vital maritime destination and support regional jobs, shipping industry

October 22, 2010 — Cleveland is moving closer to becoming the U.S. home base and first and only city on the Great Lakes that would have a regular scheduled service shuttling containers to and from Canada. Port of Cleveland officials and the owners of the two feeder vessels are in active dialogue to launch the Cleveland-Montreal service in the spring of 2011 and will be available at 3 p.m. today to discuss the service.

Stan Shumway, Managing Partner of Great Lakes Feeder Lines, will accompany the Dutch Runner as it travels to Cleveland today to meet with port officials about the service, which is expected to have financial and environmental advantages for the greater Cleveland region.

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OHIO COMPANY TO EXPORT TWO MILLION POUND MACHINE THROUGH PORT OF CLEVELAND BOUND FOR GERMANY

October 15, 2010 – On Sunday, October 17, The Port of Cleveland will be exporting a two million pound machine manufactured by an Ohio company to Bremen, Germany for use in ArcelorMittal’s plant there.  Butech Bliss, a 150-year old company based in Salem, manufactures heavy equipment for the metals processing industry. For over a year, the company’s 230 employees have been working to manufacture the shear for ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer in the world. The machine is designed to cut three-inch-thick by 86- inch wide steel in their Bremen Hot Mill. 

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