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MARAD’s Great Lakes Shipping Revitalization Study

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December 30, 2010

Maritime States-bordering-the-great-lakesThe Maritime Administration (MARAD) is undertaking a wide-ranging study of U.S.-Flag shipping in the Great Lakes region calling for a comprehensive look at the issues affecting the regions U.S. shipping industry and the development of options to help address those issues.

In order to maximize the usefulness of the study, MARAD is hosting three stakeholder listening-sessions in the Great Lakes region. The three “town-hall” style hearings are an opportunity for the Maritime Administration to ask the Great Lakes vessel operators, port operators, shippers, and environmental groups about the issues facing them and how the administration can assist in addressing those issues.

The agenda will be the same for each of the three public hearings and will include the following topics:

General Environmental Constraints (Air Emissions, Ballast Water, etc.)
Market Needs and Emerging Trends (Routes, Cargoes, etc.)
Ships and Shipping (Condition, Utilization, Technology, etc.)
Shore Facilities and Infrastructure (Condition, Utilization, Capacity, etc.)

Click here for Federal Register Notice:

Hearings Schedule

Meeting 1: Cleveland, OH
February 15, 2011
8:30AM—5:00PM
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
420 East Superior Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44114
Registration begins 8:00 AM
Persons interested in attending the meeting should register by February 4, 2011

Meeting 2: Duluth, MN
February 23, 2011
8:30AM—5:00PM
The Inn on Lake Superior
350 Canal Park Drive Duluth, Minnesota
Registration begins 8:00 AM

Meeting 3: Chicago, IL
February 25, 2011
8:30AM—5:00PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 East North Water Street Chicago, Illinois
Registration begins 8:00 AM
Persons interested in attending the Duluth and Chicago meetings should register by February 11, 2011

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Shafer
Maritime Administration Office of Policy and Plans
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590
e-mail: [email protected]

[Via Marad]

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