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.