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April 2, 2018
St. Lawrence Seaway begins 60th navigation season
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway's 60th navigation season, with the transit last week of the newly built Algoma Niagara through Lock 3 on the Welland Canal.
Terence Bowles, President and CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC), noted in his opening address that 2018 marked both the 60th navigation season for the waterway and the 20th anniversary of the SLSMC. Created in 1998 as a not-for-profit corporation, the SLSMC succeeded the former St. Lawrence Seaway Authority.
"We are very pleased to celebrate 20 years of progress" said Mr. Bowles. "Since 1998, the SLSMC has worked collectively with its partners to reinforce the Seaway's competitiveness as a vital transportation artery."
"As we enter the 60th navigation season, the Seaway has the capacity to double its current tonnage within its existing locks and channels" said Bowles.
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a "marine highway" that extends some 3,700 km from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Approximately 160 million tonnes of cargo travels over the System on an annual basis
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