Great Lakes Forward Podcast Series

It’s simple – Shipping. Logistics. Capacity. Access.

Port of Cleveland’s inaugural podcast has landed. Telling the untold story of maritime, Great Lakes Forward tackles topics of shipping, logistics, capacity and trade. Available on all podcast platforms.

The Port of Cleveland is the Premier Port on the Great Lakes, which allows for products to flow in and out of Northeast Ohio – and the Great Lakes – with ease. Great Lakes Forward keeps you up-to-date on what’s happening at the Port of Cleveland, gives direct access to William Friedman, Port of Cleveland’s CEO, and offers insights from the region’s top companies that rely on the Port for their everyday business operations.

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To stream: Listen here on our website, and click the play button.

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Episodes

Modernizing Irishtown Bend

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Tom McNair, Executive Director of Ohio City Incorporated, and Linda Sternheimer, Director, Urban Planning and Engagement at the Port of Cleveland.

Together, they discuss the history and development of Irishtown Bend and the steps required to stabilize the hillside along the Cuyahoga River. Without this critical step, Irishtown Bend would fail, resulting in a lost shipping channel that impacts thousands of jobs regionally. The end goal is a successful shipping channel that is safe and a public park to bring waterfront access to the Ohio City neighborhood.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade.

Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Invested in the Community with Tom O’Brien

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Tom O’Brien, Director of Neighborhood Connections in Cleveland, Ohio. In November 2020, the Port of Cleveland announced the launch of a Community Investment Fund to provide support to economically vulnerable neighborhoods in the Greater Cleveland area. The fund launched by awarding $150,000 total in grants, of which Neighborhood Connections received $100,000 for economic development.

Together, Jade and Tom discuss the partnership between the Port and Neighborhood Connections and some of the projects and initiatives that are on the horizon

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Environment & Infrastructure: Building a Greater Cleveland

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Nicholas LaPointe, Director of Planning & Capital Development at the Port of Cleveland. Together, they discuss the Port of Cleveland’s ongoing environmental initiatives as well as current infrastructure projects set to modernize the Port.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade.

Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Spurring Job Creation & Economic Vitality

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Carl Naso, Chief Financial Officer at the Port of Cleveland. Together, they discuss Development Finance, and its role in economic development and job creation across Northeast Ohio.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade.

Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Intermodal on the Great Lakes

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Scott Brinner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of OmniTRAX. Together, they discuss the partnership between both entities and the role shipping - both maritime & rail - play in the global supply chain.

In our CEO’s corner, Davis and William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, discuss the history of containerization and the ways in which shipping in the future will change, both regionally and globally. Friedman also notes the impact that the Cleveland-Europe Express has played in getting more containerized cargo into the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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The Great Lakes: Where We Live, Work & Play

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Mark Barker, President of Interlake Steamship Company. Together, they discuss the unique role of carriers, like Interlake Steamship Company, on the Great Lakes and the critical part they are playing in delivering necessary goods and materials throughout the entire world during these times.

In our CEO’s corner, Davis and William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, discuss the future of Great Lakes-Seaway shipping and share the ways shippers and Port of Cleveland are protecting our fresh waters by lowering emissions.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Dave Gutheil, Chief Commercial Officer. Together, they discuss the health and wealth of our region and how the Port is combatting the COVID-19 crisis, keeping stakeholders safe, and driving economic development for Cleveland.

Together, Friedman and Gutheil share their predictions for the 2020 shipping season, what the future may hold when the manufacturing industry ramps up again and the larger, more critical role the Port of Cleveland will have in keeping the global supply chain moving.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Ship Smarter

In this episode, the logistics, transportation and maritime innovators at the Port of Cleveland continue the conversation with Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. LOGISTEC is the terminal operator of the Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT) and General Cargo Terminal.

In the segment, State of the North Coast, Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs interviews William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer and together they discuss the St. Lawrence Seaway and maritime innovation.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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The North Coast

In this episode, the logistics, transportation and maritime innovators at the Port of Cleveland interview Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. LOGISTEC is the terminal operator of the Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT) and General Cargo Terminal.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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Looming Tariffs

In this episode, the logistics, transportation and maritime innovators at the Port of Cleveland interview Tina Kimble, Director U.S. Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel in Europe.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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