Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS)

Adam Tindall-Schlicht Named Seaway Administrator

On Friday, November 4, 2022, the White House announced President Biden’s appointment of former Milwaukee port director, Adam Tindall-Schlicht, as the next administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway... Read More

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

Preparing For The Unknown: Seaway, Port Officials Welcome First Ships Of 2022 Navigation Season

With the COVID-19 pandemic seeming to ebb, seaway and port officials are cautiously optimistic about the 2022 season. “It’s amazing how each navigation season has its own character and its... Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves Port and Seaway Funds

On June 30, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve  the FY2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill (THUD). The legislation funds key federal programs of interest to Great... Read More

Calculated Improvements: Downtime Ensures Reliability at Canadian and U.S. Locks

Between December 2021 and March 2022, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is investing more than C$75 million to complete major maintenance work for its bridges, locks and canals.... Read More

Face Time: Facial Biometrics Could Come to Great Lakes Cruising

As cruise travel slowly resumed last summer following the Covid shutdown, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) worked closely with participating cruise lines in public-private partnerships to implement facial biometrics... Read More

Keeping Goods Moving: Great Lakes/Seaway Trades With 50 Countries, Delivers More Than 38 Million Metric Tons in 2021

While supply chain interruptions dominated the news, the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system kept filling ships and moving cargo. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) reports that more than... Read More

Cruising Back In: Passenger Ships Set to Return to Great Lakes/Seaway in 2022

Passenger cruises will have been absent from the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway for two seasons when they return in next season. “2020 bookings were headed for the highest-ever passenger count... Read More

Regional Development Strategy: Congresswoman Kaptur Presents Great Lakes as One Region in New Recovery Plan

Rep. Marcy Kaptur has Ohio roots and Great Lakes vision. As a member of the U. S. House (D-Ohio), she has a plan to unite the eight Great Lakes states... Read More