October 23, 2023 – OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) is deeply concerned about the ongoing strike at the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC). CSPA members rely on the smooth flow of commodities to receive our raw materials as well as to ship our steel products to markets within Canada and the United States. Catherine Cobden, President & CEO of the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) released the following statement:
“The CSPA urges timely resolution to the ongoing strike at the SLSMC with as minimal disruption as possible. Steel and iron represent the highest value of goods shipped along the St. Lawrence Seaway. We are reliant on the St. Lawrence Seaway as one of our most vital conduits for steel trade and the delivery of our key raw materials.”
“The annual shipping season is finite. Every day that is lost will negatively impact the industry. We cannot afford supply chain disruptions whether with our own raw material supply or in our role as a critical steel supplier to many markets.”
The Canadian Steel Producers Association is the national voice of Canada's primary steel and the pipe and tube industry, dedicated to ensuring a competitive and sustainable business environment for its members and supply chain stakeholders. Canadian steel producers are integral to Canada's economy and a vital supplier to many segments of North American industry, including the automotive, energy, construction, and transportation sectors.
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