reat Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 2.6 Percent in May
CLEVELAND—Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.1 million tons in May, an increase of 6.5 percent over April, but a decrease of 2.6 percent compared to a year ago.
May loadings were, however, up slightly compared to May’s 5-year average.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5,449,808 tons, a decrease of 2.9 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings at Canadian ports were virtually unchanged from last May.