US Flag Lakers Record Strong May Cargo Volumes

MaritimeProfessional.com
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Logo Lake Carriers' Association

According to figures released by the Rocky River, OH-based Lakes Carriers' Association, U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters carried 10.1 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in May, an increase of 3.3 percent compared to the corresponding period of time in 2012.

U.S.-flag lakers moved 4.9 million tons of iron ore in May, 76 percent 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 percent compared to the months long-term average.

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

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

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

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

Logistics

Hong Kong Tin Hau Festival

The Tin Hau Festival at Tai Miu Wan will be celebrated this year on 22 April 2014. Coxswains, owners and operators of local vessels are advised that arrangements

Med Urals Market Awaits Short May Loading Schedule

Activity in the Russian Urals crude market froze on Tuesday as traders said they were awaiting the first loading dates for May for signs of how much supplies from

New Joint Venture Targets Nuclear Industry

International maritime logistics expert Cory Logistics, part of Braemar Shipping Services plc, has formed a joint venture with universal supply chain specialist

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Shipyard Completes Winter Work

Great Lakes Shipyard announced winter layup season is wrapping up at the yard after completing repair work on the following vessels: American Steamship Company’s

St. Lawrence Seaway Notices Update

The Great lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System today issued notices number nine and 10 regarding maximum allowable drafts in the Montreal section in Lake Ontario and

USCG Cancels Saginaw Bay Icebreaking

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has canceled icebreaking operations that were scheduled to take place in Saginaw Bay, beginning Saturday morning. The icebreaking

 
 
Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair 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: 0.1969 sec (5 req/sec)