Cargo Reports – September 2011 – U.S.-Flag Vessels – Tabular

September 30, 2011
September 30, 2011 LCA

U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Up 7.6 Percent in September

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 10.1 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in September, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to August, but an increase of 7.6 percent compared to a year ago. T

he September float was also virtually tied with the month’s 5- year average. Iron ore cargos for the steel industry increased 16.3 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos for construction, steel production, and environmental uses rose almost 5 percent, but coal for power generation and steel production was largely unchanged from a year ago.

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