EXTENDING THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY NAVIGATION SEASON: A COST-BENEFIT APPROACH

A study has found that limited extensions of the St. Lawrence Seaway season are technologically feasible. The costs of such extensions are known and the benefits derived can be estimated to approximate the total real benefits. It is suggested that a four week extension is the minimum necessary to generate significant transportation cost savings. Consideration should be given to trade offs between technological feasibility and economic benefits, and between the regional net present value account and the increase in costs needed to generate any increment in benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special Report no. 15
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Center for Great Lakes Studies
    Milwaukee, WI  USA  53201
  • Authors:
    • Schenker, E
    • Bunamo, M
    • Smith, D B
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WIS-SG-72-209, TR-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1974 12:00AM