28732 members and growing – the largest networking group in the maritime industry!


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by October 25, 2016

US-flag Lakes Cargo Volume Dips in September

File photo: Paul Csizmadia

File photo: Paul Csizmadia

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.1 million tons of cargo in September, a decrease of 7 percent compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA). The September float was also 8.7 percent below the month’s five-year average.
Iron ore cargos for the steel industry totaled 4.3 million tons, a virtual repeat of a year ago. Coal shipments to power plants and steel mills fell to 1.8 million tons, a decrease of 14.3 percent. Limestone for construction projects and steel production totaled 2.5 million tons, a decrease of 15.2 percent compared to a year ago.
Year-over-year U.S.-flag carriage stands at 59 million tons, a decrease of 5.2 percent. Iron ore cargos are up 3.9 percent, but coal loads have dipped 23.3 percent. Limestone shipments trail last year by 6.7 percent.
Great LakesLake Carriers Associationsteel industry