Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 15 Percent in July
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.6 million tons in July, a decrease of 15 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments also trailed the month’s 5-year average by more than 18 percent.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 4.95 million tons in July, a decrease of nearly 14 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings at Canadian terminals dipped even more – 23 percent – to 643,000 tons.