Cargo Reports – July 2011 – U.S.-Flag Vessel – Text

July 30, 2011
July 30, 2011 LCA

U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Up 5-plus Percent in July

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 11.1 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in July, an increase of 10.9 percent compared to June, and an increase of 5.2 percent compared to a year ago. The July “float” was also 2.1 percent above the month’s 5-year average.

Iron ore cargos for the steel industry increased 17 percent compared to a year ago, but coal for power generation and steel production fell by 11.4 percent. Aggregate and fluxstone for the construction and steel industries slipped by 3.8 percent.

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