The St. Lawrence Seaway Opens March 22nd

press release
Friday, March 16, 2012

Study Reveals that Great Lakes Seaway System Supports 227,000 Jobs.

Mr. Rob Bryson, Director of Eastern Canadian Grain Operations for Parrish and Heimbecker, and Donald Gallienne, Director, Finished Product Transportation Logistics for Aluminerie Alouette, will serve as keynote speakers at the opening of St. Lawrence Seaway’s 54th navigation season. The speakers will be sharing how marine transportation on the Seaway enables their firms to trade in a global economy.

WHAT: Official opening of the 2012 navigation season

WHO: - Rob Bryson, Parrish and Heimbecker
            - Donald Gallienne, Aluminerie Alouette
            - Honorable Collister Johnson – Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (United States)
            - Terence Bowles, President and CEO, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

WHERE: St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3 (Welland Canal)

WHEN: Thursday, March 22nd
            9:00 AM – Media arrival
            9:15 AM – Media briefing (Seaway leaders + Rob Bryson)
            9:45 AM – Photo opportunity for the media
           10:30 AM – Official ceremony

IMPORTANT: All media will need to get their accreditation to access the site no later than March 19 at 5 PM. Please contact Julia Fields to RSVP (see above).

  • About the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC)

The SLSMC is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic through the Canadian Seaway facilities, which consists of 13 of the 15 locks between Montreal and Lake Erie. The Corporation plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the waterway remains a safe and well-managed system, which it shares with its American counterpart, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
A recently published economic impact study, commissioned by Marine Delivers, demonstrates the significant role that the Great Lakes / Seaway system plays in supporting the Canadian and U.S. economies. Some 227,000 jobs and $34 billion in economic activity are supported by the movement of goods within the Great Lakes / Seaway waterway. For more information on the Seaway, including access to the full text of the economic impact study, please consult the website.
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