3. What are the most important actions to take to increase the Seaway’s long-term competitiveness as a transportation corridor? | Review of the St. Lawrence Seaway | Let's Talk Transportation

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3. What are the most important actions to take to increase the Seaway’s long-term competitiveness as a transportation corridor?

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  • Beagle2 about 1 year ago
    The bottom line for any product is reducing the cost of transportation per km per ton of product. Marine tends to be better for the environment which one could say would offset the additional time required to get that product to its final destination. Their is a cost advantage to shipping but that is offset by ship to ship transfers and seaway fees that are added to the Lakers shipping costs. Algoma is a good example of a transportation company being innovative to reduce costs. The seaway system, Montreal ports and transfer methods between modes must be addressed to reduce costs to not only stay competitive but be the preferred mode of transportation.
  • pathahead18 over 1 year ago
    Better marketing world-wide and begin construction of a 1300 ft lock at the Canadian Channel Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The US may wish to participate in the cost of the construction in view of the possibility of a sudden failure of the gates due either to aging infrastructure or other unforseen problems at the Poe Lock on the US side of the St. Marys River. It's always good to have a back-up for a worst case scenario.