Category: Economy and Transportation

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Commerce: Safety, Energy and Environmental Implications of Modal Shifts

The Great Lakes Commission has undertaken a “modal shift” study for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River commercial navigation system.  Through a method of shifting selected waterborne commodity movements to alternative surface modes, the study was designed to assess the comparative energy usage, emission impacts and safety risks of one transportation mode in relation to others.

Declaration of Indiana: A Maritime Agreement for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence System

Signatories to this declaration represent organizations whose constituencies represent a broad representation of maritime interests in the binational Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River region. The Declaration identifies and articulates widely held principles for use, development and enhancement of the System now and in the future.