Archive for 2020

U.S. Great Lakes Shipping Begins the 2020 Sailing Season Amid the Challenges of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO (March 24, 2020) – The
first U.S.-flag commercial vessel, known as “lakers,” will transit the locks at
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in the early hours of Wednesday, March 25, signaling
the start of the 2020 sailing season. 
They carry the materials that […] Continue reading

Great Lakes Shipping Routes Evolve Digitally

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO (February 4, 2020) – 113 years ago, the Lake
Carriers’ Association developed the world’s first Traffic Separation
Scheme.  Today, those recommended shipping routes have evolved to meet the
demands of electronic navigation and continue to provide routes for safe
navigation of some […] Continue reading

Great Lakes Shipping Fleet Prepares for 2020

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 21, 2020) – More
than $97 million in maintenance and modernization is underway on U.S.-flag Lakers
idled for winter work at multiple Great Lakes shipyards.

After working around the clock for 10 months hauling cargo over more than 70,000 […] Continue reading