Seaway fees to increase in 2017

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Cornwall, Ontario—The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced a rate increase of two percent for the 2017 navigation season. The new fees apply to both tolls and wharfage and storage charges.

Effective with the commencement of the 2017 navigation season, wharfage charges will increase two percent. Following last year’s introduction of a weight or measure charge for general cargo, the weight or measure approach will also be applied to domestic general cargo starting in 2017.

The new revised tariff is available on the Seaway website.

The Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system supports over 227,000 jobs and $35 billion in economic activity per year. The SLSMC remains dedicated to promoting the economic and environmental benefits of marine transportation, attracting new cargoes to the Seaway, and leveraging technology to enhance the system’s performance.