Great Lakes Forward

Port of Cleveland

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.com and on Twitter and Instagram we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

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In this exclusive episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by David Gutheil, Chief Commercial Officer, to announce that the Cleveland-Europe Express service is growing with the addition of the PEYTON LYNN C, a container-only vessel that further connects Europe directly to Cleveland. This additional vessel gives cargo owners more options to avoid coastal congestion and to move their cargo directly in and out of America's heartland.

Sep 24

18 min 1 sec

Proudly celebrating its 60th anniversary, on the shores of Lake Erie, World Shipping Inc., has grown to become an international organization managing complex international supply chains. In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Jackie Csiszar, Vice President, World Group. Together they discuss the creative solutions required to navigate the global supply chain, as coastal ports experience congestion and delays 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

Sep 14

34 min 45 sec

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Steve Fisher, Executive Director of American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA). Together, they discuss the infrastructure on the Great Lakes, and Steve discusses what he's paying attention to in the nation's capital with the Biden Administration. 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

Aug 11

29 min 44 sec

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Steve Fisher, Executive Director of American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA). Together, they discuss the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Seaway System, identify pain points with the current structure, and examine ways to make the region more competitive. 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

Jul 15

26 min 32 sec

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

Mar 23

36 min 11 sec

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 and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

Feb 24

38 min 53 sec

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

Dec 2020

18 min 52 sec

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

Nov 2020

15 min 17 sec

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

Sep 2020

44 min 32 sec

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland. Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com.

Jul 2020

44 min 58 sec

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 and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

Apr 2020

27 min 48 sec

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 and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

Dec 2019

38 min 56 sec

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 and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

Nov 2019

17 min 43 sec

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

Oct 2019

1 hr 10 min

In this episode, the logistics, transportation and maritime innovators at the Port of Cleveland interview Mike Madar, Vice President & General Manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland. 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

Sep 2019

59 min 21 sec

Introducing Great Lakes Forward, a new podcast series from the Port of Cleveland, coming August 23rd.

Aug 2019

49 sec