Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up Nearly 9 Percent in April
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.8 million tons in April, an increase of 8.8 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments topped the month’s 5-year average by nearly 21 percent.
Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 5.3 million tons in April, an increase of 6.8 percent. Loadings at Canadian terminals in the Seaway jumped 35 percent to 507,000 tons.