Marine Log

May 24, 2006

Jamian to lead new Seaway/Lakes trade association

John Jamian, former Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration is to lead a newly created Seaway Great Lakes Trade Association (SGLTA).

The Michigan-based not-for-profit organization will also have offices in Washington, D.C.

As President, Jamian's role will be to promote shipping and maritime related interests in the U.S. Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System.

Initial support for the new association is being provided by Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. (FMT), and the American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA).

FMT is the primary stevedoring and marine terminal operator on the Great Lakes and a subsidiary of Fednav Limited, a Montreal-based shipping group.

The AGLPA represents the public port authorities on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes, working with public officials in both Washington and the state capitols to advance policies that foster maritime commerce.

AGLPA member ports are Duluth, MN; Burns Harbor, IN; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Erie, PA; Green Bay, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Monroe, MI; Oswego, NY; Superior, WI; and Toledo, OH.

"The experience and leadership that Mr. Jamian brings to the SGLTA will be invaluable in promoting the economic importance of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the active involvement of industry in the continued sustainability of the Great Lakes," said Paul Pathy, General Manager of Federal Marine Terminals (FMT).

"I look forward to working cooperatively with all organizations and communities whose lives and livelihoods depend on the economic and environmental viability of our Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. I hope to foster a better appreciation of the advantages that shipping brings to the economy and well being of Great Lakes states, citizens, businesses and legislators," said Jamian.