St. Lawrence Seaway Opens

Wednesday, March 29, 2000
The St. Lawrence Seaway has reopened with the first ship of the 2000 season passing through this week, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said. "We're up and running," corporation spokeswoman Sylvie Moncion said. Low water levels in the Great Lakes Basin have shippers concerned about potential problems later that could force ships to lighten loads. "Even though there are low water levels on the Great Lakes this year, this will not likely affect Seaway commerce until late in the summer, if at all," said corporation president Guy Veronneau. The corporation said the 1999 navigation season was average. Overall cargo through the Montreal/Lake Ontario and Welland Canal sections reached 47,840 million metric tons or 3.2 million tons less than in 1998. "Steel movement on the Seaway was average in 1999, after a record year in 1998, and iron ore was down. There were overall increases in grain and coal movements," a statement said. The corporation spent C$27 million on its winter maintenance program for the Seaway, which opened in 1959 and provides uninterrupted navigation nine months of the year from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Duluth, Minnesota, to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Sardines Boost Murmansk Port Turnover

In January 2016 turnover of the Murmansk Marine Fishing Port reached 22 thousand tons of cargo, including 15 thousand tons of fish. This is higher than last year,

COSCO Plans European Transhipment Hub

China's COSCO is forging ahead with a plan to build a European transhipment hub, reports Reuters. The state owned shipping giant is expected to make an offer for

MOL Enhances CSW Service between Asia and East Coast South America

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL, President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the enhancement of its Asia and East Coast South America trade by merging existing

Navigation

New Autonomous Control System Launched

Sea Machines Robotics of Cambridge, Mass. announced the release of its Autonomous Control System (ACS), an advanced vessel control system which converts manually

Videotel, Safebridge JV for Onboard ECDIS Certification

Videotel, a provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has joined forces with online maritime training business Safebridge GmbH,

DNV GL, RS Ink Cooperation Deal

DNV GL’s Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen recently met with Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), at the RS head office in St.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0664 sec (15 req/sec)