Cargo Reports – August 2011 – Coal from Ports – Text

August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011 LCA

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.


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