Cargo Reports – August 2019 – Limestone from Ports – Text & Tabular

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 LCA

Lakes Limestone Trade Up 8.1 Percent In August

CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,303,106 tons in August, an increase of 8.1 percent from 2018. Limestone cargos also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 13.2 percent.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.485 million tons, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 817,827 tons, an increase of 11.8 percent.

Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 19.4 million tons, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 15.9 million tons, an increase of 12.6 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.5 million tons, an increase 6.8 percent.

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