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Sept. iron ore shipments on Great Lakes increase 4.5%

Keywords: Tags  iron ore shipments, Great Lakes, Lake Carriers' Association, Stacy Irish

NEW YORK — Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 6.17 million tons in September, up 4.5 percent from a year earlier and 6.3 percent higher than the previous month, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

Shipments from U.S. ports totaled 5.55 million tons, a 9.8-percent increase from a year ago. The September total included 340,000 tons shipped to Quebec City for loading onto oceangoing vessels for delivery overseas. U.S. Great Lakes ports exported 2.33 million tons overseas in the first nine months of the year.

Shipments from Canadian ports to Great Lakes destinations totaled 622,556 tons in September, down 27.2 percent from a year earlier.

The Great Lakes iron ore trade totaled 41.61 million tons in the first nine months of the year, down 6.7 percent compared with last year and 4.3 percent below the five-year average.

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

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