Seaway Shipping Stoppages in December Would Cost Economy

Closing the St. Lawrence Seaway in December to accommodate higher water outflow at the Moses-Saunders dam would cost the Canadian and U.S. economies $193 million/per week – impacting farmers’ grain exports, manufacturing plant operations and disrupting deliveries of fuel, construction materials and road salt for winter safety to cites throughout the region, according to the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

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Stone Shipments Rise on St. Lawrence Seaway

With just one month left of the season, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments are expected to finish ahead of 2013 after a remarkable year of grain exports and steel imports. Stone shipments from March 25 to November 30 totaled 370,000 metric tons, up 9 percent over the same period last year, according to The Chamber of Marine Commerce.

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