Press Releases

Too Few Icebreakers and Lack of a Second Poe-Sized Lock Threaten Shipping on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

TOLEDO, OH – Insufficient U.S. and Canadian icebreakers and reliance on a single Poe-sized lock to connect Lake Superior to the Lower Lakes and Seaway threaten the future of shipping … Continue reading →

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Named 2015 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) has been named 2015 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping … Continue reading →

Lakes Rise to Defend U.S. Build Requirement of Jones Act

TOLEDO, OH – An effort to remove the U.S.-build requirement from the Jones Act is being soundly rejected by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, the largest labor/management coalition ever assembled … Continue reading →

Lakes Legislators Play Key Role in Boost to Corps Funding

TOLEDO, OH – Great Lakes legislators played a key role in yesterday’s vote in the House of Representatives to increase the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ national budget by nearly … Continue reading →

Michigan Congressman Bill Huizenga Named 2014 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) has been named 2014 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on … Continue reading →

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar Named 2013 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has been named 2013 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on … Continue reading →

34 Members of Lakes House Delegation Back Legislation to End Dredging Crisis

Toledo, OH – Thirty-four members of the House of Representatives from Great Lakes states have sent a letter calling for provisions in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (“WRRDA”) … Continue reading →

Lakes Welcome Sutton Appointment as Seaway Administrator

Toledo, OH – The appointment of Betty Sutton as Administrator of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is being hailed by the Great Lakes maritime community as one of the … Continue reading →

Lakes Seek Parity for Dredging and Infrastructure Needs

Toledo, OH – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be required to treat the Great Lakes equally when it comes to prioritizing the nation’s dredging needs under legislation introduced … Continue reading →

GLMTF’s 2012 Annual Report Salutes 20 Years Of Promoting Shipping on America’s Fourth Sea Coast

Toledo, OH – Great Lakes Maritime Task Force’s many accomplishments over its first 20 years are highlighted in the organization’s 2012 Annual Report released today.  GLMTF was founded in Toledo, … Continue reading →