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Seaways and Canals: Future and Trends of the GLSLSS

  1. 1. Bruce Hodgson, Director Market Development St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation CILTA's 15th Annual Transportation Outlook Conference Seaways and Canals: Future and Trends of the GLSLSS 1
  2. 2. 2AGENDA • System Overview • Dynamic Waterway • Flurry of Opportunities • Infrastructure Investment • Technology • Self Spotting • 3D Navigation • Remote Operation • Hands Free Mooring • Marketing Hwy H2O • Fleet Renewal • Select Port News
  3. 3. 3SYSTEM OVERVIEW #ShippingSimplified Hwy H2O
  4. 4. 4THE GREAT LAKES/SEAWAY SYSTEM The gateway to … and from the heartland of North America • 3,700 km marine highway • 41 ports connected to the System • Serves as a vital import/export corridor for a region that is home to: • 100 million people • 26% of US industry • 60% of Canadian industry • Transits an average of 40 million tonnes of cargo annually (with capacity to ↑60%) • Provides 227,000 jobs • $34.6 billion in economic contribution We like to call it… Hwy H2O
  5. 5. 5 RELIABLE History of ensuring consistent & reliable service with ample room to grow. EXPERIENCED Close to 40MT of cargo transit the System each year. SAFE The marine mode is subject to a series of stringent safety measures and is a proven safe mode. SUSTAINABLE Important asset renewal program & investments in technology. RECOGNIZED SUPPLY CHAIN
  6. 6. 6DYNAMIC WATERWAY The Seaway offers an array of incentive programs, ask about them here! Ship for less
  7. 7. 7 Hwy H2O Suez Expansion Panama Expansion CETA TPP FLURRY OF OPPORTUNITIES
  8. 8. 8INFRASTRUCTURE: INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE • $500 million by Canadian Seaway on infrastructure Before After • $92 million by U.S. Seaway on infrastructure
  9. 9. 9LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY Hydraulic Gates / Valves Hydraulic Ship Arrestors Self spotting Hands Free Mooring 3D navigation draft optimization Remote bridge operation
  12. 12. 12MARKETING THE SYSTEM  New approach aimed at :  Countering the myth that we are a complicated System.  Concentrating effort on showcasing how we can save time and money.  Simplifying point of contact : One number to call for your shipping inquiries – We act as a catalyst for all Seaway stakeholders.  New website #ShippingSimplified
  13. 13. 13 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet FLEET RENEWAL
  14. 14. 14 2 sailings per month Port of Cleveland $4.1M Rail Spur Port of Oshawa G3 : 50,000 tonne grain terminal P&H : $45M bulk flour mill Port of Hamilton SELECT PORT NEWS
  15. 15. 15GET IN TOUCH @hwyh2o @bhodgson Bruce Hodgson Director of Market Development The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation HWY H2O Conference ~ November 16 – 17, 2016

Editor's Notes

  • Synopsis:
    More than $7 Billion is being spent by the private and public sector to modernize and expand the capabilities of the bi-national Great Lakes Seaway - the most significant infrastructure investment this inland trade route has seen in decades. How can we ensure companies capitalize on this investment and a marine transportation network that is vital to the success of North America's trade strategy?
    What the audience will learn:
    The current value of this inland marine transportation for North America's largest economic region
    The latest investments and innovations in infrastructure and technology designed to drive efficiencies and improve competitiveness
    Services launched to provide broader access to marine transport and attract new cargoes
    Creating the right business climate to promote and capitalize on marine infrastructure investments
  • Recent investments in marine infrastructure present potential opportunities for Hwy H2O

    As will be/has been discussed by Hazem, among other opportunities, the expansion of the Suez will provide Hwy H2O with a direct line to India. Of course India presents a unique opportunity for the Seaway as it is pegged for economic growth of over 7% the upcoming years and PWC even has proposed it’s economy would pass the US’s as the world’s second largest by 2050. Easy access to such a market can only hold positives for our gateway.

    The expansion of the Panama canal is set to increase traffic on the East Coast, which could also present some opportunities for us.

    Another vector of opportunities lies with the different trade agreements that are being developed. It’s still a little early to be able to identify what their exact fallbacks will be, but once again, they will, more likely than not, be a positive force for us.

  • US $92 million on Seaway infrastructure breakdown:
  • All of these technologies are used remotely in our newly designed operation control centers
  • Hands Free Mooring (HFM) Program
    Attract more vessels in order to diversify our cargo base
    Reduce barriers to system by lowering crewing requirements for lock transits / minimize overtime
    Enhance crew safety and productivity
  • Vessel stops 10 m short, on opposite wall.
    Pads « in range » will extend when moor command given.
  • Talk to the new HwyH2O website and features: Route calculator, toll calculator, scheduled services, toll incentives, tonnage stats, water levels
  • FMT invests $3.7 million in its terminals, American Journal of Transportation (Plymouth, Massachusetts), May 3, 2016 (also ran at Crain’s Cleveland Business). Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) announces $3.7M in investments to ensure that its terminal cargo handling facilities meet their promise to deliver higher standards in safety and efficiency, and by doing so, remain at the forefront of the industry. 

    These investments include $1.7M for a new crane, $1.3M in new forklifts, and $700K in other equipment and gear for 7 of its 12 terminals.
    The new crane, a Kobelco CK2750G model, to be delivered this summer to the company’s terminal in the Port of Cleveland, will significantly improve production. It will feature a Tier 4 Final engine, the newest generation of motors for this type of equipment, and is expected to achieve 90% reduction of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions when compared with the Tier 3 engines.
    The new forklifts acquired for FMT’s Burns Harbor, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Hamilton operations will also feature Tier 4 Final engines as well as urea-based Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) controllers, thereby achieving near-zero emissions. In addition, they will be equipped with Hyster wireless monitoring systems to ensure increased safety and efficiency. FMT aims to install the system on all forklifts owned by FMT throughout 2017–2018.
    Other equipment on order for Burns Harbor, Cleveland, Eastport, Calvert, Milwaukee, and Lake Charles to improve safety and productivity include coil trays, street sweepers, side-by-side vehicles, skid steers, and rubber spray for forks and coil rams. These $3.7M in investments will enable FMT to make strides in production while reducing emissions, thereby living up to its promise to customers to meet its commitment to respect community and environment.
  • Q&A prep

    Bruce- for discussion - Michelle

    CTA Review Overview
    1. Keeping gvt-service related fees in check
    2. Ensuring ports are being taxed fairly by cities and provinces
    3. Promoting short sea shipping – opening it up to foreign flagged vessels and adapting conditions of domestic flags so they can compete (incl. phasing out duties on imported vessels in 7 yrs)
    5. Transferring the Canadian Coast Gard from DFO to Transport. Augmenting and clarifying its mandate, increasing funding, accelerating fleet renewal and allowing it to acquire foreign assets if required.
    6. Integrate the 4 pilotage authorities to increase harmonization in the way regions contract. Complete assessment of governance framework for marine navigation services within 3 yrs. Provide for services and formally review compulsory pilotage areas, circumstances and processes every 3-5 yrs.
    Rail : Removing the revenue cap –

    The Maximum Revenue Entitlement (MRE) provides a statutory limit on the amount a prescribed
    railway can increase the rates applied to the movement of regulated grain from western Canada to an
    export position in Western Canada.
    o It applies currently to the rates and revenues earned by CN and CP.
    o Affects all export shipments from western Canada handled through the west coast ports,
    and Thunder Bay.
    o It precludes grain handled at Churchill since it terminates on the lines of a “nonprescribed”
    carrier (the Hudson Bay Railway).
    o Shipments destined to eastern Canadian domestic markets or to export positions are also
    eligible but must be routed through Thunder Bay (CP) or Armstrong (CN).
    o Shipments through a west coast port for export to the U. S. for consumption are

    Defined by the formula: MRE = [(A/B) + ((C-D) × $0.022)] × E × F
    Where: A is the carrier’s revenue for the movement in the base year;
    B is the tonnage moved by the carrier in the base year;
    C is the carrier’s average length of haul for the movement of grain in the crop
    D is the carrier’s average length of haul for the movement in the base year;
    E is the tonnage moved by the carrier in the crop year; and
    F is the volume-related composite price index determined by the Agency.

    Of specific interest, should the government elect to eliminate the Maximum Revenue Entitlement (MRE) governing the transport of grain by railroads, there is some fear being voiced by the agricultural sector that shippers will be faced with escalating costs in return for service levels that are little improved in nature. No firm conclusions are evident as to whether such a change would incentivise the railroads to move more grain to the west coast and to ports downstream of Thunder Bay.

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