Safety Culture

At Interlake, there is nothing more important to us than the health, safety and well-being of our employees and their families.

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Sustainable Shipping

Reducing emissions on the Great Lakes and leading the way with advanced technologies since 2006.

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We carry the building blocks of America.

We move the raw materials that power the Great Lakes region and beyond…it’s what we’ve done for more than 100 years.

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A Proud U.S.-Flag Fleet

All Interlake vessels are U.S.-built, U.S.-owned and U.S.-crewed.

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Innovative Solutions

We go the extra mile to ensure we provide our customers with unparalleled service while managing their logistic challenges.

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"We deliver our commitment to a customer-first philosophy through our core values of Integrity, Respect, High Performance and Accountability."

Mark Barker President – Interlake Steamship Company

Thank you for visiting Interlake Steamship Company.

We are a family-owned company tracing its history more than 100 years on the Great Lakes, but today we are a modern marine transportation business that is made up of 400 company family members who make us who we are today.

Please explore our website to learn more about the exciting things we have been doing to ensure our fleet is on the forefront of technology and environmental stewardship while delivering the essential cargoes our customers require to drive the economy of the Great Lakes region and the nation. We are honored to partner with some of the best steelmakers, power generation companies, aggregate suppliers & users, and others that choose to move their raw materials on lake freighters — the most environmental and efficient mode of transportation.

I have had the honor and privilege to support our teams on land and by sea in delivering innovative solutions for our customers. Without question, our history is rich in tradition and accomplishments, but I am excited about the future and where we are headed to meet the new demands for logistics in the Great Lakes and beyond. So come explore who we are, what we can do and let us find a solution for you.

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September 14, 2017
Monroe, MI (WTVG) - 13abc's Lissa Guyton and videographer Todd Gaertner had a rare opportunity to go along for the ride as the ship unloaded coal in the Detroit area and Monroe.
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The crew of our Herbert C. Jackson navigating the crooked river in CLE.

Meet one of our newest crew members

Lucas Karhoff, a December 2016 graduate of Great Lakes Maritime Academy, joined the Interlake fleet this season as a third assistant engineer after sailing as cadet and two seasons of winter work.

We sat down with Lucas on our M/V Hon. James L. Oberstar to find out more about what attracted him to his new career and what he likes best about his job.

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