The St. Lawrence Seaway saw 200 fewer cargo ships this year in the Montreal to Lake Ontario region of the St. Lawrence River than it did in 2012.
Total cargo was down by 3,269 metric tons or 15.98 percent over last year with decreases in grain, iron ore, coal, dry bulk and general cargo.
Liquid bulk was up by 231 metric tons, or 11.28 percent.
Grain was down 498 metric tons or 11.61 percent. Iron ore was down 2,221 metric tons or 28.5 percent. Coal was down 171 metric tons or 9.9 percent.
Dry bulk was down 442 metric tons or 13.54 percent. General cargo was down 168 metric tons or 12.9 percent.