Lakes Limestone Down 13.8 Percent in October
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.3 million tons in October, a decrease of 13.8 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were also below the month’s 5-year average by 6.9 percent.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.6 million tons, a decrease of 17.3 percent. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 708,406 tons, an increase of 1.6 percent.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 22.6 million tons, a decrease of 16.9 percent compared to 2019. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total nearly 18 million tons, a decrease of 19.3 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.7 million tons, a decrease 6.2 percent.
About Lake Carriers’ Association
Since 1880, Lake Carriers’ has represented the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, which today can move more than 90 million tons of cargos annually that are the foundation of American industry, infrastructure, and power: iron ore, stone, coal, cement, and other dry bulk materials such as grain, salt, and sand. More information is available at www.lcaships.com.
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