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(Cornwall, Ontario, November 6, 2006) – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced today the appointment of Mr. Bruce Hodgson to the position of Director, Market Development, effective immediately. 

”We are fully committed to our approach of marketing the overall system through the Hwy H20 brand and working in partnership with other interests to grow the business on the Seaway. Mr. Hodgson will play an important role in making this happen,” stated Richard Corfe, President of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

Mr. Hodgson will be responsible for advancing the work already underway to attract more traffic, including both traditional and new cargoes, into the Great Lakes / Seaway system and positioning Hwy H2O as a key component of the North American intermodal transportation system.

Mr. Hodgson, who will be based in St. Catharines, has extensive marine industry experience in British Columbia. Prior to joining the Seaway, Mr. Hodgson ran his own company, and he previously held management and senior sales positions with Norasia Container Line Canada Ltd., Wheels Pacific Freights Systems Inc., Westwood Shipping Lines and International Sea-Land Shipping Service Ltd.

Having worked for a variety of organizations, he has developed a wide knowledge of inter-modal shipping, both nationally and internationally. “This background, along with his knowledge of transportation markets and container traffic, will be especially valuable as we market the Great Lakes / Seaway System to the world", commented Mr. Corfe.

Mr. Hodgson’s contact information is as follows:

Mr. Bruce Hodgson
Director, Market Development
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
508 Glendale Avenue
P.O. Box 370
St. Catharines, ON L2R 6V8
Telephone: 905-641-1932 ext. 5436
Fax:          905-641-2018