Canada Logistics Conference 2019  -  Learning Sessions  -  St Lawrence Seaway Updates and Insights

St. Lawrence Seaway:
Updates and Insights

Gain the information and contacts required to use the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to navigate your supply chain logistics challenges

Thursday, October 24 • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

The renewal project of the St. Lawrence Seaway is an impressive modernization of one of the greatest engineering feats in the modern world. Technology of the Great Lakes marine industry can lift over 300 rails cars with over 30,000 tonnes over a 60 storey building. And over $7 billion dollars has been spent to improve service, reduce environmental impacts, and open capacity on the network of ports, vessels, locks, and more in the Great Lakes network.

This presentation will provide you with a better understanding of the operations, technology, and influence of the marine industry in Canada and the Highway H20 network. It will also equip you with the knowledge and contacts required to better leverage marine transport in your supply chain network.


Ken Carey, CCLP
Manager, Business Development, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

Mr. Ken Carey joined the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation as Manager of Business Development in November of 2017.  Ken’s role at the Seaway is to support the Highway H2O membership to develop expanded use of the Seaway system. Prior to the Seaway, Ken was with CP Rail for 14 years in increasingly senior sales positions and has handled a variety of commodities and customers in both inter-modal and carload and his final role at CP was the National Account Manager, Retail, where Ken handled the largest portfolio within the inter-modal team at CP.

Ken also spent 5 years with the CPLS group (Canadian Pacific Logistic Solutions).  Ken was the commercial lead for the Ontario team and managed a team of solution design specialists tasked with growing this specialised non-asset division within CP.  Under Ken's leadership, the team secured several long term contracts including the 3rd largest beverage distributor in the world, and with one of Canada's fastest growing retailers. These two accounts have generated over $150M in gross billings for CPLS (and counting). Ken’s most recent position was Director, Business Development at Wheels International.  Wheels, part of the Radiant Group, is a large third-party logistics firm specialising in truck, rail, warehouse, and freight forwarding.  During Ken’s time at Wheels, he managed the largest portfolio within the company.

Ken is a graduate from McMaster University and holds professional designations in sales and is a proud holder of a CCLP designation. Ken lives in Ancaster, is married, and the father of 2 athletic teenagers.  Winters are spent taking the girls to either basketball or hockey games throughout the province. Ken also plays the drums and spends his summers either golfing or boating


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