More cargo shipped on seaway in 2014

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Nearly seven per cent more cargo passed through the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2014 compared with the year before.

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation figures released Monday show 39,644 tonnes of cargo went through the lock system last year compared to 37,055 in 2013.

Half of that cargo was grains and dry bulk goods.

The seaway system saw more grain cargo, dry and general cargo year over year but the amount of iron ore, coal and liquid bulk fell.

There were roughly the same amount of ships going through the system (3,909 versus 3,900 in 2013).

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