Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 3.2 million tons in August, an increase of 9.9% over July, and an increase of 11.1% compared to a year ago.
Shipments from Lake Superior ports
totaled 2.1 million tons, an increase of 31.4% compared to a year ago. Included in that total were 313,000 tons loaded in Superior, Wisconsin
, and transshipped to Québec City for loading into oceangoing colliers. Exports to Europe from Superior total 1,157,000 tons through August.
Loadings in Chicago totaled 296,000 tons, a decrease of 22% compared to a year ago.
Shipments from Lake Erie ports totaled 752,000 tons, a decrease of 12.5% compared to a year ago.
Year-to-date the Lakes coal trade stands at 14.3 million tons, a decrease of 1% compared to a year ago.
Source: Lake Carriers Association