View larger image
- Input Projects
- Commercial Navigation Contextual Narrative
- GL-SAND Model
Commercial Navigation Performance Indicators
- Performance indicator development for evaluating Lake Superior regulation plans and the impacts of water levels and flows on commercial navigation interests. The primary impact on commercial navigation is related to a vessels' carrying capacity and cargo carrying costs. Change in the cost of transportation is a performance indicator developed to evaluate the impacts on the navigation interest for a range of Lake Superior outflow regulation plans or other structural options. The monetary cost is determined for Great Lakes navigation, exclusive of port fees and port cargo handling. Commercial shipping costs include: vessel capital and operating costs, fuel costs, pilotage charges and Canadian Coast Guard fees (marine navigation service and maintenance dredging service fees) only.
- Additional Data and Information
Can't find what you're looking for? Want additional data, models or other information related to this project? This may be available upon request. Please send specific requests using the request button below:
- Supporting Content
- Main Topics
- - Lake Superior Regulation
- Questions We Asked
- - Can a regulation plan be designed to perform better than Plan 1977A?
- - What constitutes improved plan performance?
- Key Findings
- - Plan 2012 will be more robust and provide important benefits compared to Plan 77A
- - Plan 2012 provides overall economic improvements
- - Approve Lake Superior Plan 2012