Archive for 2015

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleets Investing More Than $110 Million in Vessels in 2016

Monday, December 21st, 2015

CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes have committed more than $110 million to maintain and modernize their vessels in 2016.  Maintenance and repair work typical of the winter lay-up period will cost approximately $60 million.  Projects that [...] Continue reading

Comments on Draft Document Sustaining Michigan’s Water Heritage

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Sustaining Michigan’s Water Heritage Draft Document

Great Lakes Fleets Call for End of Port Huron Float Down

Monday, August 10th, 2015

CLEVELAND/OTTAWA — U.S. and Canadian vessel operators on the Great Lakes are urging the public to not participate in the Port Huron Float Down scheduled for August 16. This unsanctioned event fills the St. Clair River from Port Huron to [...] Continue reading

Chicago Area Waterway System Dredged Material Management Plan

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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Lake Carriers’ Association Sees Major Progress on Top Issues

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

CLEVELAND — Prospects for ending the dredging crisis and resolving other pressing issues on the Great Lakes are the best in 12 years according to Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA), the trade association representing U.S.-flag vessel operators on the inland seas, [...] Continue reading

Thomas Rayburn Joins Lake Carriers’ Association As Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

Monday, May 4th, 2015

CLEVELAND — Thomas Rayburn has joined Lake Carriers’ Association in the newly created position of Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs.  Rayburn is well versed in the economic and environmental benefits of Great Lakes shipping, having spent a number of [...] Continue reading

Lakes Deep Freeze Cost Economy $705 Million and 3,800 Jobs

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

CLEVELAND — The seemingly glacial ice that brought shipping on the Great Lakes to a virtual standstill last winter cost the economy more than $700 million and nearly 4,000 jobs and has prompted Lake Carriers’ Association to call for construction [...] Continue reading

U.S.-Flag Fleets to Pump $75 Million into Great Lakes Shipyards this Winter

Monday, January 5th, 2015

CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag Great Lakes vessel operators plan to spend $75 million this winter readying the fleet for the 2015 shipping season. One vessel is already in drydock undergoing the out-of-water hull inspection required by U.S. law every 5 years. [...] Continue reading