Coal

Over 90 percent of Great Lakes coal is “steam coal”, which is used to make electricity. Generally, the rest is metallurgical or “met coal” used for steel production.

U.S.-Flag Dry-Bulk Cargo Carriage on the Great Lakes (net tons)

Coal 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Average 2014-2018
Lake Superior 1,419,228 1,104,472 792,403 951,180 1,227,635 486,158 1,098,984
Lake Michigan 308,650 28,361 48,425 58,434 17,386 56,843 92,251
Lake Erie 710,590 601,412 315,505 287,981 305,330 292,930 444,164
Total 2,438,468 1,734,245 1,156,333 1,297,595 1,550,351 835,931 1,635,398

Year-to-Date 2014-2019 and Long-term Average (net tons)

Coal 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Average 2014-2018
Lake Superior 11,325,509 12,867,046 9,609,901 10,254,462 8,697,702 7,952,133 10,550,924
Lake Michigan 1,870,773 1,093,993 526,568 369,327 390,438 723,841 850,220
Lake Erie 4,576,207 3,693,275 2,828,408 2,708,708 2,728,192 2,642,972 3,306,958
Total 17,772,489 17,654,314 12,964,877 13,332,497 11,816,332 11,318,946 14,708,102

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