Cargo Report – January 2012 – Coal From Ports – Text & Tabular

January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012 LCA

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.


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