The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Waterway is a strategic and valuable transportation route linking Quebec and Ontario with Western Canada and the Maritime Provinces, and Canada with U.S. industry. Annual combined traffic amounts to $7 billion.
„h Seaway extends from Montreal to Lake Erie and includes Montreal/Lake Ontario Section and Welland Canal. „h 15 locks (13 Canadian and 2 American)between Montreal and Lake Erie.
„h Seaway accommodates ships measuring up to 225.5 metres in length (or 740 feet) and 23.8 metres (or 78 feet), in the beam. „h Ships carry cargoes the equivalent of 25,000 metric tonnes.
„h More than 40 provincial and interstate highways and 30 rail lines link Great Lakes ports with rest of continent. „h Shortest route to the heart of North America for shippers from Europe.
„h Popular, cost-competitive transportation route with carriers, shipbrokers and agents providing access to 15 major international ports and about 50 smaller regional ports. „h Managed and operated by SLSMC, a not-for-profit corporation.
Ports of Presence:
Canada - Quebec, Canada - Sept-Iles, Canada - Sorel, Canada - Thunder Bay, Canada - Toronto, Canada - Trois-Rivieres, Canada - Valleyfield, USA - Burns Harbor, USA - Chicago, USA - Cleveland
„h Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Waterway „h Montreal/Lake Ontario Section „h Welland Canal „h Locks „h Ships „h Cost-competitive transportation route „h Ports „h St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.