This report provides the maritime community with information on the level of investments being made in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system.
By helping to understand the investments being made in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System, this study helps illustrate confidence in the future viability of the navigation system and optimism regarding the region’s economy. The study also provides useful context for public sector spending. Both the U.S. and Canadian governments make annual investments in navigation infrastructure. These investments must be justified and shown as a responsible use of public funds. Data from this study helps demonstrate that public investment in locks, aids to navigation and port infrastructure is being matched or exceeded by the private sector investments in vessels, terminals, and equipment