Cargo Reports – January 2021 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text & Tabular

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 43.5 Percent in January

Cleveland – Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 2.6 million tons in January, an increase of 43.5 percent compared to a year ago.  Loadings also topped the month’s 5-year average by 31.7 percent.

Since 1880, Lake Carriers’ has represented the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, which today can move more than 90 million tons of cargos annually that are the foundation of American industry, infrastructure, and power: iron ore, stone, coal, cement, and other dry bulk materials such as grain, salt, and sand.  More information is available at

Information based on data from knowledgeable sources.  However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  Lake Carriers’ Association assumes no legal responsibility for the outcome of decisions or commitments made on the basis of this information.  Report represents the views of Lake Carriers’ Association and may not necessarily represent the views of its individual members.


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