U.S.-Flag Shipping on Great Lakes Up Nearly 11 Percent in September
CLEVELAND — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 10.1 million tons of cargo in September, an increase of 10.7 percent compared to a year ago. September’s shipments also bettered the month’s long-term average by 3.1 percent, or 300,000 tons.
Iron ore cargos for steelmaking totaled 4.9 million tons, an increase of 14 percent compared to a year ago.
Coal loadings approached 1.9 million tons, an increase of 6.1 percent.
Limestone cargos increased 10.1 percent to 2.7 million tons.