Press Releases

House and Senate Bills Offer Hope for Lakes Dredging Crisis

Toledo, OH – Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have taken up legislation that could end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes.  H.R. 335 and S. 218 … Continue reading →

Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs Named 2012 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) has been named 2012 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the largest labor/management coalition representing workers and industries dependent on shipping on America’s … Continue reading →

Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute to Study Environmental Issues Facing Shipping and Marine Transportation

Note to Editors and Interested Parties:
Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, U.S.A.— The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a consortium of the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-S), and the University of … Continue reading →

Testimony of James H.I. Weakley President, Lake Carriers’ Association

Hearing on H.R. 104 Realizing America’s Maritime Promise (“RAMP”) Act
U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Friday, June 8, 2011
2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Thank you … Continue reading →

Lakes Leaders Declare State of Emergency After Proposal To Let Dredging Sink To Lowest Level In 50-Plus Years

Toledo, OH – The Administration’s proposal to slash the Great Lakes dredging budget by 32 percent in FY12 has the Great Lakes shipping industry declaring a State of Emergency. The … Continue reading →

Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller Named 2011 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – An unwavering commitment to ending the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes has earned Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) an award as 2011 Great Lakes Legislator of the … Continue reading →

Grain Surge Illustrates Lakes Untapped Potential

Toledo, Ohio – Russia’s decision to suspend grain exports has ships throughout the world steering for the Great Lakes to load wheat and other staples. Lucky for this hungry planet … Continue reading →

Representatives Oberstar and Stupak Sponsor “Historic” Legislation

Step Closer to Permanent Fix of Lakes Dredging Crisis
Washington, DC – The end of the crippling dredging crisis on the Great Lakes moved a giant step closer today when a … Continue reading →

Minnesota Senators Work To End Lakes Dredging Crisis

Toledo, OH – Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar (D) and Al Franken (D) have cosponsored legislation that will end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. Senate bill 3213 would require … Continue reading →

End to Lakes Dredging Crisis in Sight

Toledo, OH – Ships working the Great Lakes won’t leave port with their cargo holds less than full once Congress passes legislation introduced in the Senate last week. A bill … Continue reading →