Plan the cost of tolls ahead of time by filling out this form for an instant estimate.
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*Does not apply to U.S. locks
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is open from mid-March until the end of December
Tips for Building Your Estimate
- Cabotage/Jones Act
Please note that Cabotage/Jones Act rules are in place in the Great Lakes/Seaway System. Please ensure the vessel is flagged appropriately if calling two or more U.S. ports or two or more Canadian ports. Please note that there are no Seaway Max vessels under U.S. flag.
From time to time embargoes do occur.
- Domestic Tolls
Cargo moving inside the Great Lakes or between two Canadian or two U.S. ports will be considered “domestic cargo” as such the bulk rate will apply regardless of type of cargo (ie. general or slabs).
- St. Lawrence Seaway Schedule of Tolls
Find more detailed information on the St. Lawrence Seaway Schedule of Tolls here »
- Download of Typical Vessel Types
Our typical vessel listing includes maximum draft and tonnage abilities per vessel. Download Vessel Type PDF »
- Download the Commodities Listings
Our commodities listing documentation includes a full list of commodities by Toll Category.
Download Commodities List PDF »
- Port Colborne
Does not include Dock 12 (stone dock).
- Minimum Charge for Locks
A minimum charge of $29.72 is in place per lock.
- Project Total
Fees: Taxes, exchange rate and pilotage fees are additional. Discounts to containerized cargo have been applied.