While the St. Lawrence seaway is expected to recover this year from the recent economic slump, the inland waterway is likely to lose high-value general cargo business in the long term. Paul Normandeau, St. Lawrence Seaway Authority president, told the Commons transport committee that the authority expects shipments of about 50.8 million tons through the Montreal-Lake Ontario section this year, a 5.8-per-cent increase from last year. About 61.2 million tons is expected to move through the Welland canal - a 2.3-per-cent increase from last year, he said. He said he expects the lucrative general cargo traffic to climb a little from last year's low of 900,000 tons. It is expected that in the long term, the seaway will lose this valuable cargo and "revert to an inland waterway." General cargo carried on the seaway comes mainly from overseas.

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    Transportation Development Agency Centre

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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM