Cargo Reports – September 2013 – Iron Ore from Ports – Text

September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013 LCA

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 4.4 Percent in September

CLEVELAND—Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 6.2 million tons in September, an increase of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago, and 6.3 percent better than August. The September ore float was, however, only slightly ahead of the month’s 5-year average.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.5 million tons, an increase of 9.8 percent compared to a year ago. The September total included 340,000 tons shipped to Québec City for loading into oceangoing vessels and delivery overseas. Year-to-date overseas exports from U.S. Great Lakes ports total 2,334,000 tons.

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