News Releases

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