Senate Appropriations Committee approved $75.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for the new Soo Lock

September 17th, 2019

CLEVELAND – Lake Carriers’ Association, on behalf of the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, is very happy to report that today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $75.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for the new Soo Lock.  This matches the […] Continue reading

Iced Out: Study Reveals Loss of More Than $1 Billion Due to Inadequate Icebreaking Capabilities on the Great Lakes

August 1st, 2019

CLEVELAND – The U.S. economy lost more than $1 billion in business revenue and 5,421 jobs due to inadequate icebreaking capabilities on the Great Lakes during the 2018-2019 winter season.

Due to this loss of business revenue, the federal government missed […] Continue reading

Tune-Up Time for U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet

January 24th, 2019

CLEVELAND – After moving nearly 84 million tons of cargo in 2018, U.S.-flag lakers are now undergoing more than $70 million in maintenance and modernization at Great Lakes shipyards.  The work ranges from engine overhauls to installation of State-of-the-Art radars […] Continue reading

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Finishes 2018 on Strong Note

January 23rd, 2019

CLEVELAND — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 8.5 million tons of cargo in December, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to a year ago.  Driving the surge was a 16-percent increase in iron ore cargos.  Limestone and coal cargos […] Continue reading

ARMY CORPS WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SOO LOCK: Lakes Carriers’ Association Is Elated at Official Commencement of Project That Has Stalled for More Than Three Decades

November 21st, 2018

CLEVELAND — After more than three decades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) today said it will proceed with plans to build a new Soo Lock, one of the largest Great Lakes infrastructure projects in a generation.

The news […] Continue reading

Lake Carriers’ Association Statement On Passage of Federal Ballast Water Legislation

November 15th, 2018

CLEVELAND — Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA), the trade association representing U.S.-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes since 1880, has issued the following statement on passage of the 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge […] Continue reading

President Trump Puts Seal of Approval on Second Poe-sized Lock

October 24th, 2018

Cleveland – President Trump yesterday signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, legislation that includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to move forward. The President had […] Continue reading

Lake Carriers’ Association Applauds Passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 and New Poe Lock Authorization

October 10th, 2018

Cleveland – America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passed the Senate today and it includes the Soo Lock Post-Authorization Change Report that authorizes construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to move forward. The bill now […] Continue reading

Lake Carriers’ Association President Testifies on Canadian Transportation And Logistics Strategy (Trade Corridors)

September 24th, 2018

CLEVELAND – Jim Weakley, President of Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA), the trade association representing U.S.-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes, today testified before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities at its hearing in Niagara […] Continue reading

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