U.S.-Flag Lakers’ Cargo Down 8 Percent in September
CLEVELAND – U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 9.8 million tons of cargo in September, a decrease of 8 percent compared to a year ago, and a decrease of 1 percent compared to the month’s long-term average. Iron ore cargos decreased 20 percent. Coal cargos increased 10 percent. Limestone loadings increased 6 percent.