Cargo Reports – November 2022 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text & Tabular

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 4.5 Percent in November

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 4.4 million tons in November, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2021. Shipments were below the month’s 5-year average by 6.4 percent.

Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 38.3 million tons, a decrease of 18.6 percent compared to the same point in 2021.

Through November iron ore loadings are 17.7 percent below 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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