Great Lakes Coal Trade Falls 13% in September
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in September, a decrease of 13% from a year ago and the preceding month.

Shipments from Lake Superior ports totaled 1.6 million tons, a decrease of 13.5% compared to a year ago.  Coal transshipped from Superior, Wisconsin, to Québec City, Québec, for loading into oceangoing colliers totaled 96,000 tons.  Exports to Europe from Superior total 1,253,000 tons through September.

Loadings in Chicago totaled 262,000 tons, a decrease of 13% compared to a year ago.

Shipments from Lake Erie ports totaled 777,000 tons, a decrease of 11.7% compared to a year ago.

Year-to-date the Lakes coal trade stands at 17 million tons, a decrease of 3% compared to a year ago.

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