Cargo Reports – October 2014 – Coal from Ports – Text

October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014 LCA

Great Lakes Coal Up 9 Percent in October Shipments from Lake Erie nearly double that of a year ago

CLEVELAND – Coal shipments on the Great Lakes topped 3 million tons in October, an increase of 9 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments also outpaced the month’s long-term average by 75,000 tons.

Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 1.7 million tons, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to a year ago, and a slight increase over the month’s long-term average.

Loadings on Lake Michigan totaled 267,000 tons, a decrease of 35 percent compared to a year ago, and 24.2 percent below the month’s long-term average.


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