Archive for 2014

Lakes Water Levels Coming Back, But Not Full Loads

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

CLEVELAND — The rise in Great Lakes water levels has yet to translate into full loads for the U.S.-flag freighters moving iron ore, coal, limestone, cement and other cargos. Vessels continue to routinely leave port with less than a full [...] Continue reading

U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes Vessel Operators Announce Joint Principles That Should Guide Regulation of Ballast Water

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

CLEVELAND – Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) and Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA), the trade associations representing U.S.- and Canadian-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes, today released the five principles they believe should guide the U.S. and Canadian governments as they [...] Continue reading

Great Lakes Shipping Industry Mourns Passing of Congressman James L. Oberstar

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag vessels working the Great Lakes will lower their flags to half mast on Thursday in honor of Congressman James L. Oberstar (D) who represented Minnesota’s iron ore mining and shipping industries in the House of Representatives from [...] Continue reading

LCA Comments on Title XI Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program Proposed Policy

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleets Plan to Invest More Than $70 Million in Their Vessels This Winter

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

CLEVELAND – After a season in which U.S.-flag lakers will have sailed more than 2,500,000 miles and carried nearly 90 million tons of cargo, a $70-plus million tune-up awaits the fleet. One ship arrived in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to undergo [...] Continue reading