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.