Great Lakes Coal Trade Down Almost 25 Percent in August
CLEVELAND—Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2,956,930 net tons in August, a slight dip compared to July (131,000 tons), but a decrease of almost 25 percent (959,000 tons) compared to a year ago.
Loadings at Lake Superior ports fell 26.7 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Lake Michigan terminals rose nearly 71 percent. Loadings at Lake Erie docks slipped 35.7 percent.
Year-to-date, the coal trade stands at 15,656,348 tons, a decrease of 16.2 percent compared to a year ago.