Cargo Reports – October 2011 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text

October 23, 2011
October 23, 2011 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 13 Percent in October

CLEVELAND—Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 5.7 million tons in October, a decrease of 11 percent from September, but an increase of 13 percent compared to a year ago.

October loadings also were up 7.2 percent compared to the month’s 5-year average.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.1 million tons, an increase of 18 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings at Canadian ports slipped 16.3 percent from a year ago.


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