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Winnipeg Free Press: Grain exports stalled by strike at St. Lawrence Seaway

October 30, 2023 — 

The 3,700-kilometre St. Lawrence Seaway also sees shipments of steel products, corn and salt, among other goods.

“Let’s keep our fingers crossed that (the strike) ends quickly because it does have a larger impact on the rest of the economy, especially in eastern Canada,” noted Barry Prentice, a University of Manitoba supply chain management professor.

Ontario and Quebec farms are in the midst of corn and soybean harvesting, Jochum stated, adding Manitoba’s harvest season is nearly wrapped up.

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