Lakes Coal Trade Up 18 Percent in March
CLEVELAND—Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 580,419 tons in March, an increase of 18 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings were nearly 45 percent below the month’s 5-year average.
Year-to-date, the Lakes coal trade stands at 1.3 million tons, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same point in 2010. Again, however, shipments lag behind the 5-year average, in this instance, by 42 percent.