Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 9 Percent in August
CLEVELAND—Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.8 million tons in August, a decrease of 10 percent compared to July, and a drop of 9 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings also trailed the month’s long-term average by 10 percent. Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.1 million tons, a decrease of 6 percent compared to a year ago.
The August total included 447,000 tons shipped to Québec City for loading into oceangoing vessels and delivery overseas. Year-to-date overseas exports from U.S. Great Lakes ports total 1,994,000 tons.