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
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.