Great Lakes Coal Trade Down 13 Percent in September
CLEVELAND – Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in September, a decrease of 13 percent from a year ago and the preceding month. Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 13.5 percent compared to a year ago.
Coal transshipped from Superior, Wisconsin, to Québec City, Québec, for loading into oceangoing colliers totaled 96,000 tons. Exports to Europe from Superior total 1,253,000 tons through September. Loadings in Chicago totaled 262,000 tons, a decrease of 13 percent compared to a year ago.
Shipments from Lake Erie ports totaled 777,000 tons, a decrease of 11.7 percent compared to a year ago.