Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up More Than 10 Percent in August
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.7 million tons in August, an increase of 10.1 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 6.2 percent. Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 6.3 million tons in August, an increase of 18 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings at Canadian terminals in the Seaway totaled 360,000 tons, a drop of nearly 50 percent.