Who We Are

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) was established in 2004 to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning, and port management. The US Maritime Administration designated GLMRI as a National Maritime Enhancement Institute on June 1, 2005.

GLMRI represents a consortium of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center and the University of Minnesota Duluth Swenson College of Science and Engineering and Labovitz School of Business and Economics.

Our Mission

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute is dedicated to developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research.

Latest News:

Meeting to Discuss Base Local Demand and Siting for an LNG Liquefaction Plant

Potential LNG fuel users from the mining, agricultural, trucking, rail and maritime sectors gathered at a meeting to determine if there is sufficient base load demand within a 200 mile region to warrant development of an LNG liquefaction and fuel transport, storage and distribution network centered in the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior. Work continues to consider siting and determining the supply chain demand. Presentations from the meeting

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Meeting Highlights

The SNAME Section meeting was held on February 13-14 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Waterways Conference in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hyatt Hotel. Read about meeting hightlights here

Conversion To Natural Gas Would Be A First On The Lakes

GLMRI is working with the Lake Michigan Carferry Service and marine engineering experts to explore the feasibility of converting the S.S. Badger to run its engines on natural gas. read more