Great Lakes Coal Trade Down 10 Percent in November
CLEVELAND—Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 3 million net tons in November, virtually unchanged from October, but a drop of 10 percent compared to a year ago. The trade slipped even more – 16.7 percent – when compared to the 5-year average for November.
Loadings at Lake Superior ports fell to 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 15.7 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Lake Michigan terminals rose 36 percent. Loadings at Lake Erie docks fell by 12.7 percent.