St. Lawrence Seaway Opening Ceremony March 21st In St. Catharines, Ontario

2016 Shipping Season to Open Two Weeks Earlier — And Ice Free

News from the St.  Lawrence Seaway Authority

Niagara, Ontario – Terence Bowles, CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, will kick off the St. Lawrence Seaway’s 58th navigation season with his outlook for the year at an Official Opening Ceremony in St. Catharines, Ontario on Monday, March 21st, 2016.

Open season for the Seaway system and Welland Canal in Niagara, Ontario.

Open season for the Seaway system and Welland Canal in Niagara, Ontario.

Allister Paterson, President of Canada Steamship Lines, whose state-of-the-art Trillium-class vessel the Thunder Bay will be the first ship of the season, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Other speakers include Francois Allard, Director Marine Distribution for K + S Windsor Salt Ltd., whose salt is this first cargo and who will be discussing the importance of the Seaway, and Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (United States).

WHAT: Official opening of the 2016 navigation season
WHO:  – Allister Paterson, President of Canada Steamship Lines

– Francois Allard, Director Marine Distribution, K+S Windsor Salt Ltd.

– Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

– Terence Bowles, President and CEO, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

WHERE: St. Catharines Museum, 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6
WHEN: Monday, March 21st, 2016

10:00 AM  – Speeches and Top Hat ceremony

About The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC)

The SLSMC is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for the safe and efficient movement of marine traffic through the Canadian Seaway facilities, which consists of 13 of the 15 locks between Montreal and Lake Erie. The Corporation plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the waterway remains a safe and well-managed system, which it shares with its American counterpart, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

A recently published economic impact study, commissioned by Marine Delivers, demonstrates the significant role that the Great Lakes / Seaway system plays in supporting the Canadian and U.S. economies.  Some 227,000 jobs and $34 billion in economic activity are supported by the movement of goods within the Great Lakes / Seaway waterway. For more information on the Seaway, including access to the full text of the economic impact study, please consult the www.greatlakes-seaway.com website.

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