NEW YORK Iron
ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.4 million tonnes in
July, up 7 percent from the previous month but down 8.2 percent
from the same month last year, according to the Lake Carriers
Shipments from U.S.
ports totaled 5.7 million tons last month, down 5.2 percent
from a year earlier. The July total included 490,000 tons
shipped to Quebec City for loading into oceangoing vessels,
putting the year-to-date export total at 1.55 million tons.
Canadian ports totaled 775,000 tons in July, down 20.1 percent
from a year ago.
Great Lakes iron ore trade totals 29.6 million tons so far
this year, down 8.1 percent from the first seven months of last
year and 4.1 percent below the long-term average for the first
seven months of the year, the association said.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.