Press Releases

Congressman John Moolenaar Named Legislator of the Year

CLEVELAND, OHIO (February 11, 2021) – Today the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force recognized the significant contributions Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar (R) has made to the entire Great Lakes Region.

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The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Thanks the Administration for the Executive Action on “Buy American” Provisions in Federal Spending

The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) wishes to thank President Biden and his Administration on signing the Executive Order, “Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring [the] Future of America is … Continue reading →

Senator Rob Portman Named 2019 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) has been named 2019 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. … Continue reading →

Rep. Jack Bergman Named 2018 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman (R) has been named 2018 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. … Continue reading →

GLMTF 2017 Annual Report Sees Lakes/Seaway Shipping Moving Forward

TOLEDO, OH – Increases in cargo movement on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway in 2017 were but two of several positive developments last year. The 2017 Annual Report … Continue reading →

Great Lakes Shipping Community Urges Swift Passage Of U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Bill

Toledo, OH – Companies and organizations dependent on Great Lakes shipping are urging the Senate to quickly approve the Coast Guard Authorization Bill (S.1129) when it comes before them next … Continue reading →

Senator Tammy Baldwin Named 2017 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) has been named 2017 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast. … Continue reading →

Great Lakes Maritime Task Force 2016 Annual Report Sees Steady Progress on Many Key Issues

TOLEDO, OH – The year 2016 was one of steady progress towards making shipping on our nation’s Fourth Sea Coast as efficient and reliable as possible declares Great Lakes Maritime … Continue reading →

New Great Lakes Icebreaker Step Closer to Reality

TOLEDO, OH – The much-needed second heavy icebreaker for service on the Great Lakes has taken another step toward reality with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) including $2 million for initial … Continue reading →

Statement on Ballast Water Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act Passed by U.S. House of Representatives

American Great Lakes Ports Association / Great Lakes Maritime Task Force / Lake Carriers’ Association

May 20, 2016

 Statement on Ballast Water Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act
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