Great Lakes Coal Trade Up 7.2% in June
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.8 million tons in June, an increase of 9.2% over May, and an increase of 7.2% compared to a year ago.
Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 1.8 million tons, an increase of nearly 20% compared to a year ago. Included in that total were 93,000 tons loaded in Superior, Wisconsin, and transshipped to Québec City for loading into oceangoing colliers. Exports to Europe from Superior total 630,000 tons through June.
Loadings in Chicago totaled 250,000 tons, a decrease of nearly 40% compared to a year ago.
Shipments from Lake Erie ports totaled 800,000 tons, an increase of 9% compared to a year ago.
Year-to-date the Lakes coal trade stands at 8.2 million tons, a decrease of 7.3% compared to a year ago.