Superior Midwest Energy Terminal (SMET) in Superior, Wis., loaded 2,548,173 net tons of coal in July, a new record
for the most coal to be shipped by a single dock in one month in the entire history of Great Lakes shipping
. The previous peak was 2,468,619 net tons loaded at the Chesapeake
& Ohio dock in Toledo in October 1946. Before that, the record was held by Sandusky - 2,200,737 net tons in October 1944.
For the season, coal loadings at SMET stand at 8,208,187 net tons, essentially the same level as a year ago.