Toledo Port http://www.toledoportauthority.org Write a 3 page report on Toledo Port answering the following questions:
This is from Mr. Capel: “..One interesting topic might be the switch from steel to aluminum for automotive manufacturing to increase fuel mileage. At the Port of Toledo and at many Great Lakes ports both products are handled. Traditionally, European steel has been imported and grain is reloaded on those ocean vessels traveling outbound. Mergers and consolidations have really shaken up the steel industry in the past decade and traditional supply chains have been disrupted. Some US and Canadian production has replaced steel formerly imported from Europe. Aluminum has been a growing business for Toledo‐ We are a designated delivery point for the London Metal Exchange. Our aluminum arrives on barges from the Canadian smelters.
How will the trend in the automotive industry impact trade of these commodities on the Great Lakes?
Also, three reports are now out and available at www.marinedelivers.com. One is the system economic impact report. Another is a report on the social and environmental impact of shipping. The third is a report on the safety of marine transportation.
Summarize the results of these studies.
Opportunities for shipping petroleum products on the lakes are increasing. Some suggest that these products should not be allowed on the fresh waters of the lakes. Others believe that marine is a safe way to transport the products compared to other alternatives (pipeline, rail, truck).
With domestic oil and gas production on the rise, there is a debate if the US should be allowed to export these products to foreign markets. How would this affect domestic and global fuel prices if US crude is available to foreign countries?
Is there enough Jones Act tanker capacity to competitively move product on the water between US ports?