NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rand Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLOG) ("Rand"), will present at the BB&T Capital Markets 26 th Annual Transportation Services Conference, being held February 16-17, 2011 at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

Laurence Levy, Chairman and CEO, and Edward Levy, President of Rand Logistics, will present at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 17 th. A copy of the slides used during the presentation will be available on the Rand Logistics, Inc. website at .

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