Cargo Reports – May 2017 – U.S.-Flag Vessels – Text

May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 LCA

U.S.-Flag Shipping on Lakes in May Near Carbon Copy of a Year Ago

CLEVELAND — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.5 million tons of cargo on the Great Lakes in May, a virtual repeat of a year ago. The float totaled 9,496,663 tons this May and 9,473,709 tons a year ago. This May’s shipments were, however, down 5 percent from the month’s long-term average.

Iron ore cargos for steelmakers totaled 4.9 million tons, an increase of 4 percent compared to a year ago.

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