MTSNAC Appointment

November 14, 2007

Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, U.S.A.— The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a National Maritime Enhancement Institute, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters as a member of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) for a three-year term.

MTSNAC was established in 2000 by the Secretary of Transportation and is a chartered, non-federal body, whose purpose is to advise the Secretary on matters relating to the Marine Transportation System – waterways, ports, and their intermodal connections. Its membership is comprised of leaders from 30 commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, recreational boating interests, academics, and environmental groups. Historically, the council has addressed a number of challenging issues, including port security, freight system capacity, and congestion in and around our port communities.

GLMRI was established in 2004 to pursue research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning, and port management. 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 & Engineering and Labovitz School of Business and Economics, and has nine affiliated universities throughout the Great Lakes states. GLMRI is dedicated to developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research. The US Maritime Administration designated GLMRI as a National Maritime Enhancement Institute on June 1, 2005.




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