Cargo Reports – August 2011 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text

August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 9 Percent in August

CLEVELAND—Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6,551,329 tons in August, a decrease of 7 percent from July, but an increase of 9 percent compared to a year ago.

August loadings also were up 24.6 percent compared to the month’s 5-year average.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.8 million tons, an increase of 14.2 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings at Canadian ports dipped more than 20 percent.

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