Great Lakes Shipping Routes Evolve Digitally

February 4th, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO (February 4, 2020) – 113 years ago, the Lake
Carriers’ Association developed the world’s first Traffic Separation
Scheme.  Today, those recommended shipping routes have evolved to meet the
demands of electronic navigation and continue to provide routes for safe
navigation of some […] Continue reading

Great Lakes Shipping Fleet Prepares for 2020

January 21st, 2020

CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 21, 2020) – More
than $97 million in maintenance and modernization is underway on U.S.-flag Lakers
idled for winter work at multiple Great Lakes shipyards.

After working around the clock for 10 months hauling cargo over more than 70,000 […] Continue reading

LAKE CARRIERS’ ASSOCIATION SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT ADEQUATE ICEBREAKING – As The Great Lakes Freeze Up Starts – Concerns Mount About Adequate Icebreaking from both Coast Guards

December 5th, 2019

CLEVELAND, OHIO (December 5, 2019) – With the Lake temperatures falling and significant ice formation imminent, the U.S. economy is facing potential job losses and serious financial implications with binational icebreaking assets that continue to age and seem frozen in […] Continue reading

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