Lakes/Seaway iron ore trade down 8.5 percent in 2015

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 54.4 million tons in 2015, a decrease of 8.5 percent compared to 2014.

Shipments slipped 7.8 percent compared to the trade’s five-year average.

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 54.4 million tons in 2015, a decrease of 8.5 percent compared to 2014. Shipments slipped 7.8 percent compared to the trade’s five-year average.

Loadings at U.S. ports totaled 47.1 million tons, a decrease of 12.4 percent compared to 2014 and 10.3 percent off their five-year average.

Loadings at Canadian Seaway ports totaled 7.3 million tons, an increase of 29.8 percent compared to 2014 and 11.6 percent ahead of their five-year average.

Maritime Editorial