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The American Great Lakes Ports Association welcomes your participation. The association is open to any United States entity with an interest in promoting maritime commerce on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system.

Membership Brochure

Download our membership brochure to learn more about the organization, its activities and member benefits.


The association’s primary benefit is to serve as your voice in support of the navigation system’s best interests. Additional benefits to your organization include opportunities to:

Apply for Membership

The association provides two membership levels.

Corporate Members

Begins at $1500 per year

Corporate membership is available to public port agencies. Such agencies are typically a division of state, county or municipal government, or an independent public agency created by state statute. Corporate membership dues begin at $1500 per year.

Associate Members

$750 per year

Associate membership is open to those organizations, companies and individuals who support the continued viability of maritime commerce in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence region. Such organizations would include port authority tenants, private dock operators, shipyards, vessel operators, cargo shippers, labor organizations, equipment suppliers, marine engineering firms, state and local government agencies, and all other entities that support the organization’s mission. Associate membership is $750 per year.

Join Today!

Complete a member application form and email it to us today. Once received, you will be invoiced for annual dues, which are pro-rated for the remainder of the calendar year. Upon receipt of dues, you will be added to the organization’s membership and included in all association activities and communications.

For questions regarding membership, please contact our staff directly.

Steve Fisher

Executive Director

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