Traffic may be down on the St. Lawrence Seaway, but the Port of Johnstown is bustling. According to the Recorder, numbers released yesterday show cargo on the St. Lawrence is down ten percent from last year. Officials are still holding out hope for a late-season surge on the seaway to make up the difference.
At Johnstown, upgrades done earlier this year include a new wharf and the ability to double the number of ships through the port.
There are also ten more acres of space to accommodate different types of cargo. Those improvements, along with a bumper crop of corn, soybean and wheat this year, have led to a traffic increase at Johnstown of eleven percent.