Application Process for New Cargo Incentives

March 17, 2008

Effective with the opening of the 2008 navigation season the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) has instituted a number of new incentive programs, to assist their stakeholders in developing new business and to encourage the growth of Seaway cargo movements.  In addition to a three year freeze in toll rates applicable from 2008 to 2010, the programs consist of:

  • a New Business Incentive Program that will allow for a 20% discount on cargo tolls over the course of three years for commodity / origin / destination combinations approved by the Corporation as “new business”;
  • a Volume Rebate Incentive Program offering a 10% reduction on cargo tolls applicable to incremental volumes meeting a set of criteria.

The full details of the incentive programs are disclosed in our Schedule of Tolls.

To qualify for a program, please complete the application form and submit it to

The Market Development team will process your application, and contact you concerning the eligibility of the proposed cargo movement.

Should you require additional information, please contact Pierre Cecile, Manager Revenue & Billing at 450-672-4115 Ext. 2376 or Bruce Hodgson, Director Market Development at 905-641-1932 Ext. 5436.