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

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