U.S.-Flag Cargo Movement on Lakes Up in May

MarineLink.com
Monday, June 17, 2013

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 10.1 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in May, an increase of 3.3% compared to the corresponding period last year. The May float was also largely in line with the month’s long-term average.

U.S.-flag lakers moved 4.9 million tons of iron ore in May, 76% of all ore moving on the Lakes/Seaway that month. The 4.9 million tons represent a slight increase compared to a year ago, but a decrease of 3% compared to the month’s long-term average.

Coal shipments in U.S. hulls totaled 1.8 million tons, 69.6% of all coal moving on the Lakes/Seaway in May. The fleet’s May coal total was, however, a decrease of 6.2% compared to a year ago.

The 2.8 million tons of limestone hauled by U.S.-flag lakers in May represent both 79.1% of the trade that month and an increase of 14.6% compared to a year ago.

Through May, the U.S.-flag float stands at 22.6 million tons, a decrease of 7.4% compared to a year ago. Iron ore cargos are down by 7.4%. Coal loadings trail last year by 13.5%. Shipments of limestone are 2.4% off last year’s pace.
 
www.lcaships.com

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Bulk Carrier Trends

MSC Geneva Gets Fatter

A revolutionary new option to scrapping for younger panamax containerships deemed too small for a tradelane involves widening the vessel rather than adding length.

Grimaldi Orders Three PCTCs

After signing an order for the construction of five new ships two weeks ago, the Italian shipowner  Grimaldi Group has signed another contract for the construction

Is It Too Late To Tangle With Spike in Shipping Market

A series of interesting and extreme price spikes is going on in the shipping market today, says Clarksons, provider of global shipping and offshore market intelligence.

News

Indonesia Expects Total to Decide on Mahakam within days

French oil firm Total  will decide how much interest it will retain from 2018 in Indonesia's offshore Mahakam oil and gas block over the next two days, the

Asia-N Europe Container Freight Rates Jumps 60%

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe rose by 60.4 percent to $879 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Research Vessel Heincke: Serving Science for 25 years

7 July 2015. A quarter of a century old, with over 900,000 kilometres (488,842 nautical miles) logged and still on the cutting edge of science and technology:

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1341 sec (7 req/sec)