Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled
1,947,263 tons in April, an increase of 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).
Loadings out of U.S. quarries totaled 1,552,490 tons, a decrease of 3.2 percent compared to a year ago, while shipments from Canadian quarries jumped 85 percent to 394,773 tons, LCA said.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at 2,257,604 tons, an increase of 10.6 percent. Shipments from U.S. quarries are up a boatload or two, and loadings out of Canadian quarries have risen 75 percent.
The year-to-date total includes 180,234 tons from U.S. quarries in January and 107,998 tons in March. Canadian quarries shipped 22,109 tons in March.