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Seaway measures to ensure operations amidst COVID-19 crisis

Guided by information made available by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) indicated it is working closely with Transport Canada and all other relevant authorities on a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 crisis. SLSMC has put in place a series of measures to ensure the continuity of operations …

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Chamber of Marine Commerce criticizes Seaway later opening dates than last year

Due to the evolution of water levels on Lake Ontario, the Canadian and U.S. St. Lawrence Seaway authorities announced later opening dates in 2020 than 2019 for commercial navigation on the Welland Canal and the Montreal-Lake Ontario section. The decision drew rapid criticism from the Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC). The opening dates are respectively …

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Industry executives seek high water solution to protect Seaway trade corridor

Ottawa, ON – Marine shipping executives are calling on government officials to protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway trade corridor by working with stakeholders to develop solutions that do not rely on one ineffective dam to solve high water levels across the Great Lakes. The issue, which has already cost the economy millions of dollars, …

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St. Lawrence Seaway demonstrates resilience in 2019

Cornwall, Ontario -The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that cargo volume on the North American waterway during the 2019 navigation season totaled 38 million tonnes versus 41 million tonnes in 2018. Throughout 2019, high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River made the navigation season very challenging. The SLSMC, in …

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