Great Lakes Coal Trade Down Almost 25 Percent in July
CLEVELAND—Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 3.1 million tons in July, an increase of 58,000 tons over June, but a decrease of approximately 25 percent compared to a year ago and the month’s 5-year average.
Loadings at Lake Superior ports fell almost 31 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Lake Michigan terminals increased marginally. Loadings at Lake Erie docks slumped almost 20 percent.