Featured Partner: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) is an independent public agency created by the Minnesota State Legislature to foster regional maritime commerce, promote trade development, facilitate industrial development, and serve as an advocate for port interests in the Twin Ports and around the world.

Led by Executive Director Deb DeLuca, the Port Authority staff provide leadership for and support to the local maritime community. DSPA also owns and manages multiple waterfront properties, including the 120-acre Clure Public Marine Terminal (the port’s only general cargo facility), Erie Pier, and an industrial park near the Duluth International Airport. 

The Port of Duluth-Superior is the largest tonnage port on the Great Lakes and ranks among the top 20 ports in the U.S., handling an average of 35 million short tons of cargo and hosting approximately 800 vessel visits each year. 

Located at the westernmost tip of Lake Superior, the Port of Duluth-Superior is North America’s farthest-inland freshwater seaport. A nine-mile natural breakwater shelters the port’s 49 miles of harbor frontage. Twenty privately owned bulk cargo docks and an award-winning general cargo terminal populate the working waterfront along with a marine fueling depot, a shipyard with dry docks, multiple tug and barge services, plus an intermodal cargo terminal. 

Duluth-Superior is a diversified multimodal shipping hub, offering global cargo transport throughout the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, free-flowing major highways, and direct Class I rail service to the East, West, and Gulf Coast. 

You can learn more about DSPA here: https://duluthport.com/