Rand Logistics to Present at the Stifel and BB&T Capital Markets Transportation Investor Conferences in February 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rand Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLOG) ("Rand") today announced that Laurence S. Levy, Executive Chairman, and Edward Levy, President, are scheduled to present an overview of the Company's operations at the Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida and at the BB&T Capital Markets 29th Annual Transportation Services Conference at The Biltmore in Miami, Florida in February 2014.

Rand Logistic's presentation at The Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

Rand is scheduled to present at the BB&T Capital Markets 29th Annual Transportation Services Conference on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:10 a.m. Eastern Time.

Individuals interested in listening to the presentations live can participate via webcast at http://www.randlogisticsinc.com/presentations.html. The webcast and presentation for each event will also be archived for 90 days following the event.

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 four conventional bulk carriers and twelve self-unloading bulk carriers including four tug/barge units. 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 Coasting Trade Act – which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to Canadian registered and crewed vessels that operate between Canadian ports.

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 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2013.

CONTACT: Rand Logistics, Inc. Laurence S. Levy, Executive Chairman Edward Levy, President (212) 644-3450 -OR- INVESTOR RELATIONS COUNSEL: Cameron Associates Alison Ziegler and Kevin McGrath (212) 554-5469 alison@cameronassoc.comSource:Rand Logistics, Inc.