Cargo Reports – June 2011 – U.S.-Flag Vessels – Text

June 30, 2011
June 30, 2011 LCA

U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Down 3.3 Percent in June

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 10 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in June, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to May, but a decrease of 3.3 percent compared to a year ago. The June “float” was also 3.9 percent below the month’s 5-year average.

Iron ore cargos for the steel industry increased 12.2 percent compared to a year ago. Coal for power generation and steel production fell by 25.3 percent. Aggregate and fluxstone for the construction and steel industries slipped by 7.2 percent.

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