U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Down Almost 14 Percent in October
CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 9.7 million tons of cargo in October, a decrease of 13.7 percent compared to a year ago, and a decrease of 0.6 percent compared to the month’s long-term average.
Iron ore cargos decreased 21.8 percent compared to a year ago. Coal cargos decreased 7 percent. Limestone loadings dipped a little more than 1 percent.