Lakes Limestone Trade Up 11.6 Percent in September
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled nearly 4.1 million tons in September, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos also bettered the month’s 5-year average by 20.1 percent.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.3 million tons, an increase of almost 12 percent from 2018. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 784,589 tons, an increase of 10.4 percent.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 23.4 million tons, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 19.1 million tons, an increase of 12.5 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.3 million tons, an increase 7.4 percent.