Iron Ore Shipments Down in March

By KBJR News 1

Iron Ore Shipments Down in March

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM CST

Cleveland, OH (NNCNOW.com) --- Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes fell in the month of March, dropping more than 11 percent compared to one year ago.

Iron ore shipments totaled 1.9 million tons for the month. However, loadings were 9.3 percent ahead of the month's 5-year-average.

Shipments from the U.S. ports totaled 1.8 million tons, a decrease of 9.7 percent compared to a year ago. The March total also included 116,000 tons shipped to Quebec City for loading into oceangoing vessels and delivery overseas.

Shipments from Canadian ports totaled 113,000 tons, a drop of nearly 40 percent compared to a year ago.

Year to date, the Lakes ore trade stands at 5.2 million tons, a decrease of 11.1 percent compared to last year.

Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@Kbjr.com