NEW YORK Iron ore
shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 1.9 million tons in March,
down 11.3 percent year on year, according to data from the Lake
Shipments from U.S. ports
totaled 1.8 million tons during the month, down 9.7 percent
from the same month last year.
Meanwhile, shipments from
Canadian ports fell nearly 40 percent to 113,000 tons in the
The March 2013 total included
116,000 tons shipped to Quebec City for loading onto oceangoing
vessels for delivery overseas.
Shipments for the first three
months of the year totaled 5.2 million tons, down 11.1 percent
from the same year-ago period, the Rocky River, Ohio-based
However, first-quarter loadings
were up more than 26 percent compared with the five-year
average, the organization said.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel