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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

55 M Street SE., Suite 930, Washington, DC 20003.

202-366-0091

202-366-7147
http://www.seaway.dot.gov

Departmental Postal Address: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
Email: slsdc@dot.gov

Postal and Physical Address: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation–Operations, 180 Andrews Street, Massena, NY 13662

315-764-3200

315-764-3235

POLICY HEADQUARTERS—WASHINGTON, DC

POLICY HEADQUARTERS—WASHINGTON, DC
ADMINISTRATOR (vacancy)
Deputy Administrator Craig H. Middlebrook

OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS—MASSENA, NY

OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS—MASSENA, NY
Associate Administrator, Seaway Operations Thomas A. Lavigne
https://www.seaway.dot.gov/about/meet-our-team

The above list of key personnel was updated 02–2018.

The above list of key personnel was updated 02–2018.

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) was established by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Act of May 13, 1954 (33 U.S.C. 981-990) and became an operating administration of the DOT in 1966.

The SLSDC, working jointly with the Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, operates and maintains a safe, reliable, and efficient deep draft waterway between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. It ensures the safe transit of commercial and noncommercial vessels through the two U.S. locks and the navigation channels of the Saint Lawrence Seaway System and engages in economic and trade development activities to stimulate trade and employment in the eight States of the Great Lakes region. The SLSDC and SLSMC work together on all matters related to rules and regulations, overall operations, vessel inspections, traffic control, navigation aids, safety, operating dates, and trade development programs.

The Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Seaway System extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Lake Superior ports of Duluth and Superior, a distance of 2,342 miles. The Corporation's main customers are vessel owners and operators, Midwest States and Canadian Provinces, Great Lakes port communities, shippers and receivers of domestic and international cargo, and the maritime and related service industries of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway systems.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/about/what-does-slsdc-do

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

The SLSDC relies on professionals with expertise in administration, engineering, information technology, management, marine operations, public policy, and other fields.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/about/careers-slsdc

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Any person has the right to a copy of certain records possessed by the Government's executive administrations, agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, offices, and services. Some records, however, are protected from disclosure.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/electronic-reading-room

Grants

The SLSDC has an easy-to-use Federal grants toolkit that offers a snapshot of the essential information, resources, and tools needed to identify Federal agencies and processes offering financial assistance to maritime stakeholders seeking to carry out environmental, infrastructural, intermodal, and other development projects.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/slsdc-federal-grants-toolkit

Map

An interactive map of vessels transiting the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System is available online.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/explore/interactive-shipping-map-and-shipping-schedule

News

The SLSDC's quarterly newsletter "Seaway Compass" is available online. It features current information and recent news on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/seaway-compass

Publications

The "Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System Directory" is a comprehensive publication on the ports and shipping-related businesses that are critical throughout the region and beyond. It features extensive photography and serves as an excellent resource for readers who are interested in the Great Lakes Seaway maritime industry.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/seaway-system-directory

The SLSDC's marketing brochure offers comprehensive information on the waterway and its significance to the Great Lakes region. It is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF).

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/slsdc-marketing-brochure

Reports

The SLSDC posts annual reports on its Web site.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/annual-reports

The SLSDC posts Asset Renewal Program reports on its Web site.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/asset-renewal-program-reports

Social Media

The SLSDC maintains a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/USDOTSLSDC

Studies

The "Environmental and Social Impacts of Marine Transport in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Region" study provides marine stakeholders, transportation planners, and government policymakers with an assessment of the potential environmental and social consequences that could occur if cargo carried by marine vessels on the Seaway navigation system shifted to rail and road modes of transport.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/publications/social-impact-study

Videos

The SLSDC's Web site features a video gallery.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/explore/video-about-the-seaway

Visitors' Center

The Seaway Visitors' Center at the Eisenhower Lock provides tourists and ship watchers with an observation deck where they can view commercial vessels and cruise ships transiting the lock. Each year, hundreds of ships from all over the globe make thousands of transits through the St. Lawrence Seaway. They carry a wide variety of cargoes: coal, grains, iron ore, steel, steel slabs, stone, and more.

https://www.seaway.dot.gov/explore/visitors-center
https://www.seaway.dot.gov/about/contact-us

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