Lake Carriers Association

Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in 2022

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 28.8 million tons in 2022, a decrease of 2.45 percent compared to 2021.  2022’s loadings were slightly below the trade’s five-year average.... Read More

Plan Ahead: A Closer Look At Great Lakes Maritime Workforce Development

Employee recruitment and retention are challenges confronting almost every business and industrial sector. The maritime industry is no exception. Attracting new talent – from deckhands to captains – and keeping... Read More

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 32.6 Percent in June

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 3.9 million tons in June, a decrease of 32.6 percent from 2021.  Shipments were 29.5 percent below the month’s 5-year average.... Read More

Economic Well-Being: U.S., Canadian Ports Work Together To Promote Efficient Operation

GL/SR: “How does the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System, well-managed by allied nations Canada and the United States, contribute to economic well-being and national/regional security?”   James Weakley │ President, Lake Carriers’... Read More

In Short: News from October–December 2021

Duluth Makes Way for More Containers Investments in intermodal connections and procedures to ensure homeland security compliance have increased the Port of Duluth’s Clure Public Marine Terminal capacity to handle... Read More

In Short: News from July–September 2021

Senate Passes Historic Infrastructure Package On August 10, the U.S. Senate enacted an infrastructure investment package totaling nearly $1.2 trillion. H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, was negotiated... Read More