Lakes Limestone Trade Down 2.6 Percent in September
CLEVELAND — Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.4 million tons in September, a decrease of 2.6 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were below the month’s 5-year average by 5.5 percent.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.8 million tons, a decrease of 2.4 percent from 2022. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 651,520 tons, a decrease of 3.5 percent.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 19.7 million tons, a decrease of 6.6 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 15.9 million tons, a decrease of 4.6 percent. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.8 million tons, a decrease of 13.8 percent.
About Lake Carriers’ Association
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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