Cargo Report – April 2012 – U.S.-Flag Vessels – Tabular

April 30, 2012
April 30, 2012 LCA

April U.S.-Flag Lakes Float Little Changed from a Year Ago

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 8.2 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in April, a virtual repeat of a year ago, and 2.7 percent better than the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore cargos for the steel industry registered a modest increase compared to a year ago. Coal for power generation and steel production dipped 16.5 percent. Aggregate and fluxstone for the construction and steel industries rose by more than 14 percent.

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