Federal Register

5/10/2019: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2019 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology

As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices. To provide comments for the public record, follow the Federal Register link for each individual notice. Please note, the Coast Guard cannot respond to comments on these notices outside of the Federal Register.

In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard published a Final Rule in the Federal Register to establish new base pilotage rates and surcharges for the 2019 shipping season. This rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for a rolling ten-year average for traffic, and result in an increase in pilotage rates due to an adjustment for anticipated inflation, changes in operating expenses, surcharges for applicant pilots, and an addition of two pilots.

This rule is effective June 10, 2019.


For information, view the Final Rule or contact Mr. Brian Rogers at 202-372-1535 or Brian.Rogers@uscg.mil.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.