Great Lakes Coal Trade Down 49 Percent in January
CLEVELAND – Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 382,318 tons in January, a decrease of 49 percent compared to a year ago. The decrease was even greater – 62 percent – when compared to the month’s 5-year average.
Loadings at Lake Superior ports fell approximately 67 percent compared to both a year ago and their 5-year average.
Shipments from Lake Michigan more than doubled their volume of a year ago and were 20,000 tons ahead of the month’s 5-year average.
The coal trade out of Lake Erie was little changed from a year ago, but almost 70 percent below its 5-year average.