Grain, iron ore, dry and liquid bulk and general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway increased nearly 20 per cent so far this year as compared to last season at the same time, show figures released by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.
From March to the end of June this year, 12,089,000 million metric tons of cargo moved through the 3,700-kilometre long system, compared to 10,082,000 metric tons in 2016.
“Seaway cargo shipments are a reflection of North American and global economic conditions in industries such as auto manufacturing, construction, mining and agriculture. Cargo volumes have improved in almost every category from iron ore and grain to road salt and construction materials compared to last spring,” said St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp president and CEO Terence Bowles in a release from the Marine Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read more.