Mar 26 | 2020
(Americas) St. Lawrence Seaway Bring Vital Goods to Market
Authorities at the St. Lawrence Seaway have announced the opening of the 2020 navigation season, with strong demand for “essential transportation” services.
The Montreal/Lake Ontario section of the waterway is to open on April 1, eight days after the opening of the Welland Canal. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp., or SLSMC, expects to move record volumes of water out of Lake Ontario in order to provide relief to lakeshore communities battered by high water levels.
“Every navigation season brings opportunities and challenges and the 2020 season will be no different. While the opportunities and challenges change each year, what remains constant are the safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance advantages of waterborne transportation,” said Craig H. Middlebrook, deputy administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
The St Lawrence Seaway covers 3,700 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, and is connected via a system of locks, canals and channels that provide a deep-draft waterway in the U.S. and Canada. The waterway is represented by the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership, a coalition of leading U.S. and Canadian maritime organizations.