Cargo Reports – November 2021 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text & Tabular

December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down Slightly in November

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 4.2 million tons in November, a decrease of less than 1 percent from 2020.  Shipments were also below the month’s 5-year average by 13.7 percent.

Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 47.1 million tons, an increase of 28.8 percent compared to the same point in 2020.

Through November iron ore loadings are 2.4 percent above their 5-year average for that timeframe.

Since 1880, Lake Carriers’ has represented the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, which today can move more than 90 million tons of cargos annually that are the foundation of American industry, infrastructure, and power: iron ore, stone, coal, cement, and other dry bulk materials such as grain, salt, and sand.  More information is available at

Information based on data from knowledgeable sources.  However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  Lake Carriers’ Association assumes no legal responsibility for the outcome of decisions or commitments made on the basis of this information.  Report represents the views of Lake Carriers’ Association and may not necessarily represent the views of its individual members.


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