U.S.-Flag Shipping on the Great Lakes Up 7-Plus Percent in October
CLEVELAND — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.5 million tons of cargo in October, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to a year ago. October’s shipments were, however, slightly behind the month’s long-term.
Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.8 million tons, an increase of 9.4 percent compared to a year ago.
Coal loadings rose almost 9 percent to 1.4 million tons.
Limestone cargos increased 5.3 percent to 2.7 million tons.