Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Down 0.5 Percent in 2016
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 54.1 million tons in 2016, a decrease of 0.5 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments also trailed the trade’s long-term average by 8.3 percent.
Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 48.9 million tons, an increase of 3.8 percent. Four ports saw shipments rise over 2015 levels, but three ports registered decreases.