Kudos: Seaway/Great Lakes

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Announces Pacesetter Award Winners for 2016 Navigation Season

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) recently announced that six U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System received the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for the 2016 navigation season.

Established in 1992, the SLSDC Pacesetter Award annually recognizes U.S. Great Lakes Seaway System ports that experience year/on/year increase in cargo shipped via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Since then, the SLSDC has distributed more than 125 Pacesetter Awards to 14 different U.S. Great Lakes Seaway ports.

The recipients this time are the ports of Green Bay, Duluth/Superior, Toledo, Milwaukee, Buffalo, and Ogdensburg.

"On this 25th anniversary of the SLSDC Pacesetter Awards, the SLSDC congratulates the six Great Lakes ports for being recognized as Pacesetter Award recipients for their achievements during the 2016 Seaway navigation season," said SLSDC’s Deputy Administrator Craig H. Middlebrook. "Earning the Pacesetter Award does not happen by luck – it is achieved because of the hard work, dedication, and vision of the committed teams of professionals at these ports."

Maritime commerce on the Great Lakes Seaway System annually sustains 227,000 jobs, $35 billion in business revenues, and $14 billion in wages and salaries.