Lakes Limestone Trade Up More Than 6 Percent in September
CLEVELAND—Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, an increase of 6.2 percent compared to a year ago. The September total was, however, 4.9 percent below August’s tally. Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 3 million tons, an increase of 8.1 percent compared to a year ago.
Loadings at Canadian quarries – 467,000 tons – dipped by the equivalent of one cargo in a 767-foot-long laker. Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 19.9 million tons, a decrease of 2.9 percent compared to a year ago, and 6 percent below the long-term average for the first three quarters.