The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway impacts far more people
than those whose jobs or companies directly depend on it. The diversity
of our membership
reflects that. You'll find manufacturers, port authorities, terminals,
navigation districts, utilities, chambers of commerce, city governments,
drainage districts, legal firms, banks, suppliers, distributors,
shipyards, carriers and others - all members who value the GICA
and what it does for them.
We hold one Annual Convention each fall, rotating
locations among the 5 Gulf Coast states. These meetings present
a great opportunity for learning, and facilitate the sharing of
information between the many diverse member groups represented.
Keeping our waterways safe and navigable benefits
everyone by minimizing the cost of goods, and reducing pollution.
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is the third busiest of all our waterways,
and is a major contributor to our nation's economy. Threats to the
existence of the Waterway, however, are very real.
The GICA is the only association addressing the majority
of issues affecting the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. No other group
duplicates this function. For the Waterway to remain a viable transportation
artery, it must be promoted and protected continuously. With strong
membership, the GICA delivers a credible voice to state and federal
agencies on issues involving the Waterway and its dependent industries.
Our responsibilities are numerous and growing. The
GICA depends upon dues from its members to staff this growing list
- none of which anyone would want to see abandoned. Healthy membership
is critical to the future of this Association, and that of the Waterway
itself. As you consider your decision, ask yourself where your business
would be without the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
the GICA Membership Application.