The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) provides a number of cargo toll incentives. The incentives are listed below with their eligibility guidelines and application forms. Questions regarding the incentives can be emailed to .
Gateway Incentive Program
The Gateway Incentive Program offers to shippers a percentage reduction negotiated and offered on applicable cargo tolls for shipments of a specific commodity diverted to the Seaway from a competing gateway.
Definitions and further details can be found under sections 1 and 6 of the Schedule of Tolls document.
Service Incentive Program
The Service Incentive Program offers a rebate of 20% on applicable cargo tolls for carriers that implement a new service. The objective is to provide incentive for carriers and assist them in developing and implementing a liner or semi-liner service from the Great Lakes ports to other global markets. This incentive is available to all carriers presently calling the Great Lakes Region and potential service providers who are looking to expand their scheduled services.
Definitions and further details can be found under sections 1 and 5 of the Schedule of Tolls document.
New Business Incentive Program
The New Business Incentive Program offers a 20% discount on cargo tolls over the course of three years for commodity / origin / destination combinations approved as “new business.”
Definitions and further details can be found under sections 1 and 3 of the Schedule of Tolls document.
Volume Rebate Incentive Program
The Volume Rebate Incentive Program offers a 10% reduction on cargo tolls applicable to incremental volumes meeting a set of criteria.
Definitions and further details can be found under sections 1 and 4 of the Schedule of Tolls document.