U.S.-Flag Shipping on the Great Lakes Up Slightly in November
CLEVELAND — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 8.5 million tons of cargo in November, an increase of 1.3 percent, or 114,000 tons, compared to a year ago. November’s shipments were, however, slightly behind the month’s long-term average.
Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.2 million tons, a decrease of nearly 10 percent compared to a year ago.
Coal loadings increased 30,000 tons to a total of 1,269,589.
Limestone cargos increased 27.5 percent to 2.5 million tons.