Cargo Reports – September 2016 – Iron Ore from Ports – Tabular

September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016 LCA

Great Lakes/Seaway Iron Ore Trade Down 5.6 Percent in September

CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5,258,269 tons in September, a decrease of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments trailed the month’s 5-year average by even more, 15.3 percent.

Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 4,916,787 tons in September, an increase of 60,544 tons, or roughly one load in a 1,000-foot-long U.S.-flag laker. However, loadings at Canadian terminals in the Seaway fell 52 percent to just 341,482 tons.

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