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Great Lakes Leader Tells House Subcommittee Inadequate Dredging of Ports and Waterways Hurts America

Cleveland—Lack of investment in the country’s navigation infrastructure has significantly reduced the efficiency of waterborne commerce said a leading Great Lakes official in testimony before the House’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on Friday, February 16. James H.I. Weakley, President of Lake Carriers’ Association and an officer of Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, told the subcommittee “Marine transportation on the Great Lakes makes manufacturing in America possible. The [Great … Continue reading →

Lack of Adequate Dredging Jeopardizing Ability to Move Coal on the Great Lakes

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TOLEDO, OH— The continuing inability to maximize vessel carrying capacity is jeopardizing the Lakes’ largest coal shipper’s ability to keep pace with demand for coal-generated energy in the future warned Fred L. Shusterich, President of Midwest Energy Resources Company in Superior, Wisconsin. “In order to keep pace with the coal-generated energy demands of the Great Lakes basin, Congress must fund a comprehensive plan to restore the Great Lakes system to … Continue reading →

Levin Named Legislator of the Year

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TOLEDO, OH—Senator Carl Levin has been honored for his efforts to ensure Great Lakes shipping remains a driving force in the nation’s economy. Senator Levin (D-MI) today was named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF), a labor/management coalition that promotes waterborne commerce on the Lakes. Levin will receive the award in Washington on May 3.

“Senator Levin has been a champion of Great … Continue reading →

Green Named Top Lakes Legislator

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TOLEDO, OH—Wisconsin Congressman Mark Green (R-8th) has been named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, the largest coalition representing the Great Lakes maritime community. The award is presented annually to legislators who best advance the interests of Great Lakes shipping in Congress. Rep. Green will receive the award on May 11 at the Task Force’s 10th Annual Informational Breakfast for the Great Lakes Delegation … Continue reading →

Stabenow Named Top Lakes Legislator

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TOLEDO, OH—Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie A. Stabenow has been named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, the largest coalition representing the Great Lakes maritime community. The award is presented annually to legislators who best advance the interests of Great Lakes shipping in Congress. Senator Stabenow will receive the award on May 11 at the Task Force’s 10th Annual Informational Breakfast for the Great Lakes … Continue reading →

Ehlers Named Top Lakes Legislator

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TOLEDO, OH—Michigan Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers has been named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, the largest coalition representing the Great Lakes maritime community. The award is presented annually to legislators who best advance the interests of Great Lakes shipping in Congress. Rep. Ehlers will receive the award on May 4 at the Task Force’s Ninth Annual Informational Breakfast for the Great Lakes … Continue reading →

Kaptur Named Top Lakes Legislator

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TOLEDO, OH—Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has been named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, the largest coalition representing the Great Lakes maritime community. The award is presented annually to legislators who best advance the interests of Great Lakes shipping in Congress. Rep. Kaptur will receive the award on May 4 at the Task Force’s Ninth Annual Informational Breakfast for the Great Lakes Delegation … Continue reading →