U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Down 15 Percent in November
CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 7.9 million tons of cargo in November, a decrease of 15 percent compared to both a year ago and the month’s long-term average.
Iron ore cargos decreased 22 percent in November compared to a year ago. Coal cargos fell 16 percent. Limestone loadings dipped 5 percent.