Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up Nearly 3 Percent in August
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6,048,409 tons in August, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to a year ago. However, shipments trailed the month’s 5-year average by 5 percent.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.3 million tons in August, an increase of 7.7 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings at Canadian terminals dipped by 23 percent to 709,000 tons.