Great Lakes Coal Trade Down 7.5 Percent in May
CLEVELAND—Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in May, an increase of 28 percent over April, but a decrease of 7.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings fell even further – 26.2 percent – when compared to May’s 5-year average.
Loadings at Lake Superior and Lake Erie ports fell 12.4 and 13.2 percent respectively. Shipments from Lake Michigan terminals increased 45.4 percent.