SLSMC Reports Tonnage Growth

(Americas) Rise in Year-to-date Traffic

Authorities at the St. Lawrence Seaway have reported a 4.5 percent increase in general tonnage year to date, compared to 2019 navigation season.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp., or SLSMC, said general cargo rose to more than 804,000 tonnes in the year to date, an increase of 35,000 tonnes compared with the same period last year.

“As the 2020 navigation season gathers momentum, we continue to witness a tremendous response by our employees and members of the broader marine community” saidTerence Bowles, CEO of the SLSMC.

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.

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