Guest Editorials

Sustaining Economic Growth

The Vital Role of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation I often say that the Great Lakes region is the workhorse that powers our nation. Driving America’s industrial and... Read More

HOPA Expands with Niagara Ports

Unifying a network of multimodal hubs to support supply chains in Southern Ontario Read More

Icebreaking Delays: Action Needed to Overcome Disruptions in the Great Lakes Supply Chain

Expanded icebreaking capacity isn’t a luxury. It’s necessary to keep cargo moving through the Great Lakes. An example is found in the shutdown of 750,000 tons of carrying capacity for... Read More

Head and Heart: Vincent Cioletti Turns Passion Into Position at the Port of Monroe

A father and three sons. If I had to summarize my passion for the shipping industry, that would be it. My father sailed on the Oglebay Norton in 1991 and... Read More

Acknowledging Veterans: New Great Lakes Maritime Academy Program Accepts Sea Hours From Service

For the past several years the U.S. maritime industry and the U.S. Maritime Administration have supported an initiative known as military-to-mariner. The purpose of this program is to encourage military... Read More

Committing to Maritime: Preparing to Design the Region’s Future Ships

I basically grew up on the water. I’ve been sailing since I was six months old, spending summers onboard my family’s sailboat out of Muskegon, Michigan. Being on the water,... Read More

Historic Spending: Federal Spending Means Big Money for Great Lakes Shipping

Federal spending has reached historic levels over the last 18 months as Congress has worked to address the pandemic and boost the economy. Within the last year, Congress has approved... Read More

Modernizing Infrastructure: It’s Time to Act While Funding Is Available for Port Renewal

In a time where there are differing opinions on most every topic, the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure should be something we all agree upon. Unfortunately, that is not... Read More