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.


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:

  • network with other Great Lakes port and terminal operators, exchange best practices and discuss common challenges
  • receive member updates and briefings on important issues, regulations and legislation
  • meet with key regulators and policy makers
  • join with other ports to provide input on government actions before they negatively impact you
  • be part of our forum to discuss the future of the navigation system


The association provides two membership levels.

Corporate Members (voting)

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.

Corporate Member Application Form.

Associate Members (non-voting)

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.

Associate Member Application Form.

Membership Brochure

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

AGLPA Membership Brochure.

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:

Mr. Steve Fisher
Executive Director
American Great Lakes Ports Association
700 12th Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005