U.S. Coast Guard

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

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

Raising Questions: Industry Looks to Protect Shipping Channels as Marine Sanctuaries Increase in the Great Lakes

The proliferation of marine sanctuaries to protect shipwrecks in the Great Lakes – including one proposed for eastern Lake Ontario whose public comment process just concluded – is raising questions... Read More

Guardians of the Great Lakes: Coast Guard Heightens Awareness and Plans to Protect Maritime Transportation System

Could a faceless enemy remotely hijack shipboard or shore-side equipment and cause physical harm to people or critical infrastructure within the Marine Transportation System (MTS)? What might make for interesting... 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

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