Great Lakes limestone shipments down in October 2018

By |  November 6, 2018

Logo: Lake Carriers AssociationShipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.4 million tons in October, a 7.5 percent decrease compared with one year ago, reports the Lake Carriers’ Association.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.8 million tons, a 6 percent decrease, and shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 568,000 tons, a 14.6 percent decrease.

Year-to-date, the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 24.2 million tons, a 1.9 percent increase compared with the same time period one year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 19.8 million tons – a 1.7 percent increase – and shipments from Ontario, Canada, quarries total 4.4 million tons, a 2.6 percent increase.

The Lake Carriers’ Association represents 13 American companies that operate 45 U.S.-flag vessels on the Great Lakes and carry the raw materials, including iron ore, flux stone, aggregate, cement, coal, sand and grain.

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