Friday, 07 September 2018 15:18

GAO issues report on seaway challenges

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway. Stakeholders identified several challenges that affect traditional uses of the Great Lakes-Seaway such as the transport of dry bulk commodities and imported steel, and also considered the challenges affecting “emerging use” of the system, such as the cruise industry and container market.  These included increase pilotage rates, condition of lock infrastructure, complexity of ballast water regulations, insufficient dredging, winter closures, and inadequate portside infrastructure.

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