U.S.Cargo Movement on Lakes Up in June

MarineLink.com
Friday, July 12, 2013

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 10.1 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in June, a virtual repeat of the preceding month, and an increase of 2.3% compared to the corresponding period last year. The June float was, however, down 2.9% from the month’s long-term average.

U.S.-flag lakers moved 4.6 million tons of iron ore in June, 76.1% of all ore moving on the Lakes/Seaway that month. The 4.6 million tons represent a 2-percent decrease compared to a year ago, and a drop of 2.6% compared to the month’s long-term average.

Coal shipments in U.S. hulls totaled 2 million tons, an increase of 18% compared to a year ago, but a decrease of 12% compared to the month’s long-term average.

The 3 million tons of limestone hauled by U.S.-flag lakers in June represent 82.1% of the trade month and a repeat of a year ago.

Through June, the U.S.-flag float stands at 32.7 million tons, a decrease of 4.6% compared to a year ago. Iron ore cargos are down by 6%. Coal loadings trail last year by 4.5%. Shipments of limestone are 1.6% off last year’s pace.

Lake Carriers’ Association represents 17 American companies that operate 57 U.S.-flag vessels on the Great Lakes that carry the raw materials that drive the nation’s economy: iron ore and fluxstone for the steel industry, aggregate and cement for the construction industry, coal for power generation, as well as salt, sand and grain. Collectively, these vessels can transport more than 115 million tons of cargo per year.

 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Bulk Carrier Trends

DryShips: Public Offering of Its Senior Secured Notes

DryShips Inc. announced today that it intends to offer senior secured notes due 2017 (the “Notes”) pursuant to its effective shelf registration statement. The Company

Scanjet Secures 30-ship Tank Management Order

Scanjet Group has followed up its Tank Management order from Stolt-Nielsen with a series of contracts for its ITAMA Intelligent Tank Management concept including Tankcleaning,

Chinese Manufacturing Expansion Affects Shipping Demand

The expansion of the Chinese Manufacturing Industry continued in September at unchanged pace as compared to the month before, BIMCO reports. The manufacturing industry

News

First Damen ASD 2810 Leaves for Trinidad

First delivery of Damen ASD Tug 2810, ARC Towage signed four contracts total in Barcelona, Spain On July 31, 2013, ARC Towage singed four contracts at the Netherlands

TOTE Finalizes Charter for LNG Containerships

World’s first LNG powered containerships to serve Puerto Rico TOTE, Inc. announced an agreement today between its operating companies TOTE Shipholdings Inc.

Hamburg Süd Opens Office in India

Hamburg Süd announced the opening of an office in Gandhidham, India, on October 1, 2014. It is the second branch office in the state of Gujarat. Hamburg Süd already has three offices in Mumbai,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1003 sec (10 req/sec)