Tolls Schedule

The SLSMC announced a toll rate increase of 2.0% for the 2021 navigation season.  In addition, the New Business, Volume, Gateway and Service incentives will continue to remain in effect.

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

2021 Seaway Tolls

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

Cargo Tolls MLO Welland
Bulk cargo $1.1904 $0.8125
Grain $0.7314 $0.8125
Coal $0.7314 $0.8125
General Cargo $2.8684 $1.3005
Steel Slab $2.5961 $0.9310
Containerized Cargo $1.1904 $0.8125
Government Aid n/a n/a


GRT Charge MLO Welland
Loaded or Ballast Vessels (excluding passenger ships) $0.1148 $0.1837
Passenger ships $0.3445 $0.5511


Minimum Charge MLO Welland
Minimum charge per ship per lock transited for full or partial transit of the Seaway $29.72 $29.72


Lockage Charge (per GRT) MLO Welland
Loaded or Ballast Cargo and Passenger Ships N/A $0.3061
Maximum per vessel N/A $4,281.00
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%