Cargo Reports – August 2013 – Coal from Ports – Text

August 31, 2013
August 31, 2013 LCA

Great Lakes Coal Trade Up 11-Plus Percent in August Third Straight Month Trade Increases over Last Year

CLEVELAND – Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 3.2 million tons in August, an increase of 9.9 percent over July, and an increase of 11.1 percent compared to a year ago.

Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 2.1 million tons, an increase of 31.4 percent compared to a year ago. Included in that total were 313,000 tons loaded in Superior, Wisconsin, and transshipped to Québec City for loading into oceangoing colliers. Exports to Europe from Superior total 1,157,000 tons through August.

Loadings in Chicago totaled 296,000 tons, a decrease of 22 percent compared to a year ago.

Shipments from Lake Erie ports totaled 752,000 tons, a decrease of 12.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Year-to-date the Lakes coal trade stands at 14.3 million tons, a decrease of 1 percent compared to a year ago.

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