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Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 43.6 Percent in June

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Up 43.6 Percent in June

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~   July 25, 2021  (LSNews)  Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.8 million tons in June, an increase of 43.6 percent from 2020.  Shipments were 6.6 percent above the month’s 5-year average.

Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 20.7 million tons, 20.6 percent above the previous year’s total of 17.2 million tons.  Iron shipments are above their 5-year average by 5.7 percent for the first half of the year.

Since 1880, Lake Carriers’ has represented the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, which today can move more than 90 million tons of cargos annually that are the foundation of American industry, infrastructure, and power: iron ore, stone, coal, cement, and other dry bulk materials such as grain, salt, and sand.  More information is available at www.lcaships.com.

Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments: June 2016-2021 and 5-Year Average

Includes Transshipments to Quebec City for Shipment Overseas

(net tons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Port

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2016-2020

Duluth, MN

453,151

762,133

857,425

1,030,836

1,028,637

964,547

826,436

Superior, WI

1,304,038

1,406,011

1,283,828

1,154,660

621,003

1,374,544

1,153,908

Two Harbors, MN

1,367,379

1,995,561

1,928,499

2,011,123

1,237,334

1,849,425

1,707,979

Silver Bay, MN

311,743

748,751

872,456

613,415

427,803

519,082

594,834

Presque Isle, MI

892,722

710,497

845,631

646,124

446,347

666,102

708,264

Escanaba, MI*

524,168

0

0

0

0

0

104,834

Cleveland, OH**

360,311

300,999

238,981

149,964

168,379

399,386

243,727

Ashtabula, OH

0

85,313

57,621

132,722

90,860

0

73,303

Conneaut, OH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

5,213,512

6,009,265

6,084,441

5,738,844

4,020,363

5,773,086

5,413,285

* Dock ceased operations in April 2017.

         

** Transshipments within Cleveland Harbor

         

Year-To-Date 2016-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

Port

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2016-2020

Duluth, MN

2,133,949

2,874,324

2,903,098

3,299,081

3,122,148

3,208,568

2,866,520

Superior, WI

4,241,850

4,346,533

4,591,148

4,131,178

3,207,323

4,762,549

4,103,606

Two Harbors, MN

5,960,950

6,552,208

6,173,539

6,765,237

5,674,773

6,630,395

6,225,341

Silver Bay, MN

403,241

2,234,956

2,314,162

1,904,750

1,626,192

1,964,363

1,696,660

Presque Isle, MI

2,812,410

2,624,323

2,516,029

2,484,623

1,954,568

2,813,645

2,478,391

Escanaba, MI

2,005,793

1,016,867

0

0

0

0

604,532

Cleveland, OH

1,524,009

1,452,401

1,215,107

1,103,229

1,261,635

1,325,311

1,311,276

Ashtabula, OH

0

348,445

437,543

504,803

340,802

28,553

326,319

Conneaut, OH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

19,082,202

21,450,057

20,150,626

20,192,901

17,187,441

20,733,384

19,612,645

Information based on data from knowledgeable sources.  However, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  Lake Carriers’ Association assumes no legal responsibility for the outcome of decisions or commitments made on the basis of this information.  Report represents the views of Lake Carriers’ Association and may not necessarily represent the views of its individual members.

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