Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 5.6 Percent in September
CLEVELAND – Shipments of iron ore from U.S. ports on the Great Lakes totaled 5.1 million tons in September, a decrease of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments were below the month’s 5-year average by 6.5 percent.
Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 29.2 million tons, a decrease of nearly 21.8 percent compared to the same point in 2021.
Through September iron ore loadings are 20.1 percent below their 5-year average for the first three quarters.
Since 1880, Lake Carriers’ has represented the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, which today can move more than 90 million tons of cargos annually that are the foundation of American industry, infrastructure, and power: iron ore, stone, coal, cement, and other dry bulk materials such as grain, salt, and sand. More information is available at www.lcaships.com.
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