Iron ore shipments buoyed as Great Lakes water levels rise

Jul 10, 2014 | 11:33 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Lake Carriers' Association, iron ore, Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, Pointe Noire, Quebec, Cliffs Natural Resources, Wabush Mines steelmaking raw materials

CHICAGO — Great Lakes iron ore shipments surged in June but year-to-date levels remain below normal due to winter-related delays.

"Higher water levels have not been able to offset the interminable delays suffered during the winter of 2013-14," the Lake Carriers’ Association said July 9.

Lake levels have risen as winter ice melted and heavy rains fell across the Great Lakes for much of the spring and summer, and higher water levels allow ships to carry more cargo, including iron ore.....

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