PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A vessel carrying liquid fertilizer from the Baltic Sea region has arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, marking the start of the 2013 international shipping season at the Lake Michigan port.
The port says the German tanker Sloman Herakles arrived Monday on its maiden voyage to North America carrying nearly 13,000 tons of liquid fertilizer.
The St. Lawrence Seaway opened its locks March 22 for oceangoing vessels to enter the Great Lakes and deliver cargo to U.S. and Canadian ports.
The port about 10 miles east of Gary said Tuesday that the Canadian-owned Federal Welland is scheduled to arrive later this week with 5,100 tons of steel coils from the Netherlands.
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