Lake Carriers’ Association’s 2018 State of The Lakes Report Sees Significant Progress on Most Important Issues Facing Industry

July 24th, 2018

CLEVELAND – Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) is reporting significant progress on issues critical to the future of Great Lakes shipping in its 2018 State of the Lakes Report released today. LCA has represented U.S.-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes [...] Continue reading

Great Lakes/Seaway Partnership Releases New Study: Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region

July 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of Maritime Shipping in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region, a year-long study of the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system. [...] Continue reading

Second Poe-Sized Lock

July 3rd, 2018

The Water Resources Development Act of 2007 directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at full Federal expense so there is finally redundancy for the now 49-year old Poe [...] Continue reading

Lake Carriers’ Association Applauds Great Waters Research Collaborative Report – Urges Further Study Before Creating New Ballast Water Management Policies for the Great Lakes

May 31st, 2018

CLEVELAND, OHIO (May 31, 2018) – The U.S.-based Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) applauds the findings in the Great Lakes Ballast Monitoring Project Technical Report released today by the Great Waters Research Collaborative (GWRC). LCA and its members were [...] Continue reading

House of Representatives Gives Corps of Engineers Marching Orders: Finish Soo Lock Cost/Benefit Study Now!

May 24th, 2018

CLEVELAND – The Soo Locks’ critical role in the national defense of the United States has prompted the House of Representatives to direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to accelerate their project to build a second Poe-sized lock [...] Continue reading

Good Seamanship is the Key To a Safe Boating Season on the Great Lakes

May 23rd, 2018

CLEVELAND – The Great Lakes are one of America’s busiest waterways. Each year U.S., Canadian and vessels from throughout the world move upwards of 160 million tons of cargos that drive the North American economy. The largest vessels, the U.S.-flag [...] Continue reading

Lake Carriers’ Association: 25 Years of Leadership Protecting the Economy, Environment and Quality of Life in the Great Lakes Region

May 17th, 2018

Association Pioneered the First Voluntary Ballast Water Management Plan in North America When Ruffe Appeared

CLEVELAND, May 17, 2018 – The Lake Carriers Association (LCA) has long recognized the threat non-native species represent to the Great Lakes and has [...] Continue reading

Adequate Icebreaking Resources

April 30th, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter MACKINAW leads a U.S.-flag laker through heavy ice. Photo courtesy United States Coast Guard.

An Executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 charges the U.S. Coast Guard with breaking ice on U. [...] Continue reading

Lakes Will Reap Many Benefits From Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Bill

April 16th, 2018

CLEVELAND – Protection of the environment and promotion of waterborne commerce will be well served by Senate passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act. The bill, S.1129, includes provisions that will protect the Great Lakes from oil spills and non-native [...] Continue reading

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Ready To Meet The Needs of Commerce

March 21st, 2018

CLEVELAND – Crews are readying the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet for another shipping season. Five dry-bulk vessels have already resumed operation, but the bulk of the fleet will get underway once the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, open on [...] Continue reading