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The central mission of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association is to educate and engage others in the promotion, protection, and preservation of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; one of the nation’s busiest and most economically important inland waterways, and a major economic contributor regionally and nationally.

One way that the Association embodies this mission is by sharing information and resources with our membership, our partners in business, our partners in government, and the public at large.

GICA provides near real time reports regarding navigation issues affecting the entire 1200 miles of Gulf Intracoastal Waterway including shoaling, reported obstructions, dredging and harbor maintenance activities, planned and emergent bridge and lock closures, off station aids to navigation, and high and low water impacts to name a few.  This timely and accurate reporting is facilitated by the strong working relationships GICA maintains with all six (6) USCG Captain of the Ports and all three (3) USACE Districts throughout the waterway as well as various state Departments of Transportation and national railroads.  No other Association or trade group provides this level of access to critical navigation safety information to best support supply chain and vessel scheduling/routing management.

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