News Releases

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

Thirteen Great Lakes Senators Back Legislation to End Great Lakes Dredging Crisis

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

CLEVELAND – Thirteen Great Lakes Senators today have sent a letter to key legislators who will lead the House/Senate conference on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act urging them to include provisions that will bring more Federal dredging dollars [...] Continue reading

Statement On Passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Passage of H.R. 3080 with the provision that the Great Lakes be funded as a system in terms of dredging is a giant step forward for waterborne commerce on our Fourth Sea Coast. This provision should put the Lakes on [...] Continue reading

First U.S.-Flag “Lakers” Back in Service; 52 More to Follow

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

CLEVELAND – The 2013 Great Lakes shipping season began on March 2 with the sailing of the tug/barge unit PRENTISS BROWN/ST. MARYS CONQUEST. The vessel, operated by Port City Marine Services, departed its winter lay-up berth in Milwaukee and sailed [...] Continue reading

Lake Carriers’ Association Endorses Government Report on Industry’s Contributions to Economy and Environmental Benefits of Waterborne Commerce

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes provides efficient, safe, and environmentally sound transportation services to industries that are the backbone of the American economy finds a report released on February 12 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime [...] Continue reading

Ending Great Lakes Dredging Crisis to Remain Atop LCA’s Priorities in 2013

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

CLEVELAND – The dredging crisis on the Great Lakes will again dominate Lake Carriers’ Association’s efforts in 2013. LCA’s 2012 Annual Report released today stressed that inadequate dredging took a real toll on Great Lakes shipping in 2012. “The drought [...] Continue reading

Winter Work

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Maintaining and Modernizing U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Will Make For Another Busy Winter for Region’s Shipyards

CLEVELAND — As the Great Lakes shipping season enters its final weeks, shipyards and repair facilities throughout the region are gearing up for another busy [...] Continue reading

Season Start

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

U.S.-Flag Lakes Fleet Back to Work, But Ongoing Dredging Crisis Casts Long Shadow

CLEVELAND—The U. S.-flag Great Lakes fleet is returning to service to keep industrial America on the mend. The first vessel to get underway was the tug/barge unit DOROTHY [...] Continue reading

U.S.-Flag Laker Cargos Are Big Jobs Generator

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

CLEVELAND—Cargo hauled on the Great Lakes in U.S.-flag vessels is responsible for more than 103,000 jobs in the United States that pay an average wage of $47,000 finds a comprehensive study released today.  The report, a year in the making, [...] Continue reading