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.