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Two days after he graduates high school, Ethan Rentschler will be working in the engine room of a Great Lakes freighter.
The U.S. Navy is scheduled to commission the ship on Saturday.
The nearly $30 million project to build a FedEx Ground distribution center is on track "and in good shape" despite the supply chain issues bogging down many construction projects across the country, according to its developer. Many of the materials were ordered before an agreement was signed for its construction.
The first U.S.-built lake freighter in almost 40 years nears completion at a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
At 650 feet deep, the wreck isn't accessible to divers.
With its newly announced ability to accept maritime cargo containers, sources wonder if the Great Lakes might offer future relief in the face of supply chain pressures.

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Delays and significant shipping cost increases are making it difficult to plan, and it's not just affecting exports of crops Midwest farmers grow. The cost of importing specialty grains like quinoa is also up sharply, an impact sure to be felt in the grocery aisles.
Increased shipping prices and delays in cargo arrivals because of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected supply chains, businesses and consumers across the world. Local game businesses have struggled to keep their inventories stocked this year without breaking the bank.
With iron ore and coal markets depressed, the port's handling of 525,000 freight tons of wind-energy components smashed last year's record of 306,000 freight tons.

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