Press Releases

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
Passed by U.S. … Continue reading →

Congressman David Joyce Named 2016 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Ohio Congressman David Joyce (R) has been named a 2016 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea … Continue reading →

Senator Ron Johnson Named 2016 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) has been named 2016 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast.  … Continue reading →

Ohio House of Representatives’ Support for Second Poe-Sized Lock Yet Another Sign Momentum behind Project Continues to Build

TOLEDO, OH – The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a resolution that urges the President of the United States, Congress, and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to … Continue reading →