Press Releases

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 →

Michigan Congressman Dave Camp Named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year

TOLEDO, OH – Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) has been honored for his efforts to foster shipping on the Great Lakes. He was today named Great Lakes Legislator of the Year by the … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

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

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 … Continue reading →

Levin Named Legislator of the Year

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 … Continue reading →

Green Named Top Lakes Legislator

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. … Continue reading →

Stabenow Named Top Lakes Legislator

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 … Continue reading →

Ehlers Named Top Lakes Legislator

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 … Continue reading →