Schedule of Tolls

To learn more about the various incentive programs and the savings they offer, please visit the Incentive Programs page.

For more detailed information, please refer to the St. Lawrence Seaway Schedule of Tolls or send your request to

2023  Schedule of Tolls

(Cargo and Vessel Tolls in Canadian dollars per metric tonne)



Cargo Tolls MLO Welland
Bulk cargo $1.2628 $0.8620
Grain $0.7758 $0.8620
Coal $0.7758 $0.8620
General Cargo $3.0428 $1.3796
Steel Slab $2.7539 $0.9876
Containerized Cargo $1.2628 $0.8620
Government Aid n/a n/a


GRT Charge MLO Welland
Loaded or Ballast Vessels (excluding passenger ships) $0.1218 $0.1949
Passenger ships $0.3655 $0.5846


Minimum Charge MLO Welland
Minimum charge per ship per lock transited for full or partial transit of the Seaway $31.5224 $31.5224


Lockage Charge (per GRT) MLO Welland
Loaded or Ballast Cargo and Passenger Ships N/A $0.3247
Maximum per vessel N/A $4,541.68
Under the New Business Initiative, for cargo accepted as new business, a percentage rebate on the applicable cargo charges for the approved period 20% 20%
Under the Volume Rebate Initiative, a retroactive percentage rebate on cargo tolls on the incremental volume calculated based on the pre-approved maximum volume 10% 10%
Under the New Service Incentive Program, for New Business cargo moving under an approved new service, an additional percentage refund on applicable cargo tolls above the New Business rebate 20% 20%