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.