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.