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Assessment of Potential Market Impacts of Introducing Hands Free Mooring in Attracting Short Sea Shipping Vessels and Operations to the Great Lakes

St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

CPCS assessed the market impacts of hands-free mooring technology, and found potential savings in vessel costs and manpower; positive impacts on safety and productivity; and the ability to bring new vessels into the system. It also found it could potentially attract new investment in short-sea shipping in the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Seaway System.