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
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.
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.