Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Strong Again in October
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5.9 million tons in October, an increase of 10.5 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 6.8 percent.
Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.5 million tons in October, an increase of 13.3 percent compared to a year ago. However, loadings at Canadian terminals in the Seaway decreased by 18.2 percent to 395,000 tons.