Export/ import activity drives St. Lawrence Seaway cargo up 5 percent
from Chamber of Marine Commerce
Total cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway have now surpassed 2013 levels by 5 percent due to strong North American import/export activity. According to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, total cargo tonnage from March 25 to Sept. 30 reached 24.4 million metric tons. Grain exports continue to be strong with total shipments — including Canada and the U.S. — reaching 6.8 million metric tons, up 70 percent over the same period last year.
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