Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totalled 3.8 million tons in June, a slight increase from a year ago. This June’s loadings were also above the month’s 5-year average by 2.2 per cent.
Loadings out of U.S. quarries totalled nearly 3 million tons, an increase of 11.5 per cent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totalled 829,618 tons, a decrease of 25.2 per cent.
Year-to-date the Lakes limestone trade stands at nearly 9.7 million tons, a decrease of 2.5 per cent compared to 2021. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries increased 1.7 per cent from a year ago. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 2.1 million tons, a decrease of 15.4 per cent.
GREAT LAKES LIMESTONE TRADE: JUNE 2017-2022 AND LONG-TERM AVERAGE (NET TONS)
YEAR-TO-DATE 2017-2022 AND LONG-TERM AVERAGE (NET TONS)
U.S. ports: Calcite, MI; Cedarville, MI; Drummond Island, MI; Marblehead, OH; Port Inland, MI; and Presque Isle, MI. Canadian ports: Bruce Mines, Manitoulin Island, Port Colborne (from August 2017 on) and Smelter Bay (all Ontario).
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About Lake Carriers’ Association
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.