Cargo Reports – January 2012 – Iron Ore From Ports – Text

January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012 LCA

Great Lakes Ore Trade Up 24 Percent in January

CLEVELAND—Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 3,587,016 net tons in January, an increase of 24 percent over a year ago, and 57 percent ahead of the month’s 5-year average. The iron ore trade ended for the season on February 10 when the U.S.-flag tug/barge unit JOYCE VANENKEVORT/GREAT LAKES TRADER departed Escanaba, Michigan, with 36,942 tons for Indiana Harbor. Escanaba was the only dock to ship during February and loaded 110,679 tons.


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