Press Releases

New Great Lakes Icebreaker Key to Future

TOLEDO, OH – Legislation authorizing construction of a new icebreaker for the Great Lakes is being applauded by the Great Lakes shipping community as key to the industry’s future. H.R. … Continue reading →

Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Reports Progress In Dredging Crisis, But More Needed

TOLEDO, OH – Thanks to a significant increase in funding for dredging on the Great Lakes in FY08, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was finally able to start reducing … Continue reading →

Lakes Raise Bar for Environmental Awareness

Forthcoming regulations from the U.S. Coast Guard will set a new environmental standard for the maritime industry and the century-plus-long practice known as cargo sweeping. Even though an Environmental Impact … Continue reading →

Pending Bill Sets Most Stringent Standards Ever, U.S. Senate Can Solve Ballast Water Problem

Toledo, OH – Great Lakes interests are urging Great Lakes Senators to take the lead and enact the world’s most stringent Federal ballast water standards to end the introduction of … Continue reading →

‘Historic’ Ballast Water Bill Passes House: Bill Contains Most Stringent Standards Ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives today passed the world’s toughest invasive species control measures. The bipartisan legislation, which was endorsed by a broad cross section of Great Lakes … Continue reading →

Steelmaker Calls For More Lakes Dredging So Nation Can Reinvest in American Jobs

TOLEDO, OH—America’s largest integrated steelmaker has urged lawmakers to increase dredging on the Great Lakes as a way to reinvest in and retain quality jobs in America. Daniel J. Cornillie, … Continue reading →

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) has been honored for her commitment to Great Lakes shipping by the largest coalition representing the industry. The Congresswoman was today named … Continue reading →

Great Lakes Squeeze Will Hurt Region’s Economy

TOLEDO, OH – The proposed Federal budget for the coming year will decrease maintenance money for Great Lakes infrastructure by 35 percent, and the economic impacts of reduced cargo movement … Continue reading →

Lakes Hail Authorization Of Second Poe-Sized Lock

TOLEDO, OH —The efficiency and reliability of Great Lakes shipping took a giant step forward on November 8 when Congress authorized construction of a second Poe-sized Lock at Sault Ste. … Continue reading →

Lakes Call for Override of Vetoed Water Bill

TOLEDO, OH -The Great Lakes shipping industry is calling on Congress to override President Bush’s veto of legislation that will accelerate dredging and authorize construction of a second Poe-sized Lock … Continue reading →