Cargo Reports – September 2011 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text

September 30, 2011
September 30, 2011 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 19.5 Percent in September

CLEVELAND—Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.4 million tons in September, a decrease of 2.3 percent from August, but an increase of 19.5 percent compared to a year ago.

September loadings also were up 15.1 percent compared to the month’s 5-year average.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.6 million tons, an increase of nearly 29 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings at Canadian ports were virtually unchanged from a year ago.


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