Great Lakes ports urge the Biden Administration to appoint an Administrator for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. The St. Lawrence Seaway is a critical waterway that connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and enables commerce between Great Lakes ports and overseas ports. The U.S. portion of the Seaway is managed by the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The agency is not only responsible for operation and maintenance of navigation locks on the waterway, but also plays a role in environmental protection, safety, homeland security, marketing and trade development. Despite the agency’s critical role to the Great Lakes region, it has been without an Administrator since 2017.