Cargo Reports – June 2024 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text & Tabular

July 9, 2024
July 9, 2024 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down in June

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.4 million tons in June, a decrease of 5.4 percent from 2023.  Shipments were 8 percent above the month’s 5-year average.

Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 19.8 million tons, a near match to the previous year’s total.  Iron shipments are above their 5-year average by 8.1 percent for the first half of the year.

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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