Cargo Reports – May 2017 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text

May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 LCA

Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Up Slightly in May

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.1 million tons in May, an increase of 1.8 percent compared to a year ago. However, shipments trailed the month’s 5-year average by 5 percent.

Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 5.7 million tons in May, an increase of 5 percent. All of those tons originated at Lake Superior ports. Escanaba, Michigan, on the north shore of Lake Michigan, shipped its last iron ore load on April 18.

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