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Rand Logistics Makes Substantial Investment To Enhance Vessel Operating Efficiency

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  For all forward-looking statements, we claim the protection of the Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy or are otherwise beyond our control and some of which might not even be anticipated.  Future events and actual results, affecting our strategic plan as well as our financial position, results of operations and cash flows, could differ materially from those described in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements.  Important factors that contribute to such risks include, but are not limited to, the effect of the economic downturn in our markets; the weather conditions on the Great Lakes; and our ability to maintain and replace our vessels as they age.

For a more detailed description of these uncertainties and other factors, please see the "Risk Factors" section in Rand's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2010.

About Rand Logistics

Rand Logistics, Inc. is a leading provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region.  Through its subsidiaries, the Company operates a fleet of ten self-unloading bulk carriers, including eight River Class vessels and one River Class integrated tug/barge unit, and three conventional bulk carriers, of which one is operated under a contract of affreightment.  The Company is the only carrier able to offer significant domestic port-to-port services in both Canada and the U.S. on the Great Lakes.  The Company's vessels operate under the U.S. Jones Act - which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to vessels that are U.S. owned, built and crewed, - and the Canada Marine Act - which requires only Canadian registered and crewed ships to operate between Canadian ports.

CONTACT:  Rand Logistics, Inc.
          Laurence S. Levy, Chairman & CEO
          Edward Levy, President
            (212) 644-3450
          Investor Relations Counsel:
          Lesley Snyder
            (212) 863-9413
            LSnyder@randlogisticsinc.com

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