The Great Lakes: Where We Live, Work & Play

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Mark Barker, President of Interlake Steamship Company. Together, they discuss the unique role of carriers, like Interlake Steamship Company, on the Great Lakes and the critical part they are playing in delivering necessary goods and materials throughout the entire world during these times.

In our CEO’s corner, Davis and William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, discuss the future of Great Lakes-Seaway shipping and share the ways shippers and Port of Cleveland are protecting our fresh waters by lowering emissions.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at and on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at