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Final Rule: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2023 Annual Ratemaking and Review of Methodology

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2023 shipping season. This rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. These changes, when combined, result in a 16-percent net increase in pilotage costs compared to the 2022 season.

Based on the ratemaking model discussed in this final rule, the Coast Guard is establishing the rates shown in table 1.

For more information view the Final Rule on the Federal Register under Docket Number USCG-2022-0370, call or email Mr. Brian Rogers, Commandant, Office of Waterways and Ocean Policy—Great Lakes Pilotage Division (CG-WWM-2), Coast Guard; telephone 410-360-9260, email Brian.Rogers@uscg.mil, or fax 202-372-1914.

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