Cargo Reports – September 2017 – U.S.-Flag Vessels – Text

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017 LCA

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.

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