Cargo Reports – August 2013 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text

August 31, 2013
August 31, 2013 LCA

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.


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