Great Lakes limestone trade up in May 2018

By |  June 19, 2018

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.75 million tons in May, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to a year ago.

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, May’s loadings also bettered the month’s five-year average by the same percent.

Loadings specifically from U.S. quarries totaled 3.16 million tons, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 590,000 tons, a decrease of 13.5 percent.

Year to date, the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 5.2 million tons, a decrease of 1.5 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 4.47 million tons, an increase of 3.1 percent. Shipments from quarries in Ontario, Canada, total 767,000 tons, a decrease of 21.7 percent.

The Lake Carriers’ Association represents 13 American companies that operate 45 vessels on the Great Lakes and carry aggregate and other materials.

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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