Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in July, an increase of 2.5% over June, and an increase of 7.3% compared to a year ago. This marks the second straight month trade rises.
Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 1.8 million tons, an increase of 16.1% compared to a year ago. Included in that total were 215,000 tons loaded in Superior, Wisconsin and transshipped to Québec City for loading into oceangoing colliers. Exports to Europe from Superior total 844,000 tons through July.
Loadings in Chicago totaled 319,000 tons, a decrease of 33% compared to a year ago.
Shipments from Lake Erie ports totaled 758,000 tons, an increase of 15.2% compared to a year ago.
Year-to-date the Lakes coal trade stands at 11.1 million tons, a decrease of 3% compared to a year ago.