Cargo Reports – October 2017 – U.S.-Flag Vessels – Text

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017 LCA

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.

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