Lakes Ore Surge Continues in September
CLEVELAND — Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes topped 7 million tons for the third straight month in September. The 7,014,295 tons moved represented an increase of nearly 14 percent compared to a year ago, and nearly 18 percent when compared to the month’s long-term average.
U.S. Great Lakes ports again powered the trade. Loadings totaled 6.5 million tons, an increase of 17.4 percent. Included in that total were 125,000 tons shipped to Quebec City, Quebec, where they were then loaded into oceangoing vessels.