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Great Lakes coal trade down 10.9% year on year in Oct.

Keywords: Tags  Lake Carriers' Association, Great Lakes, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Stacy Irish

NEW YORK — Coal shipments on the Great Lakes fell 10.9 percent year on year to nearly 2.7 million tons in October, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

Loadings at ports on Lake Superior rose 5.6 percent, but shipments from Lake Michigan and Lake Erie fell 33.4 percent and 26.1 percent, respectively.

The year-to-date Great Lakes coal trade stands at 20.2 million tons, down 8.5 percent from the same year-ago period. However, loadings for the January-through-October period are 25.7 percent below the five-year average. 

A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.

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