Limestone shipments down on Great Lakes

By |  December 15, 2016

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.5 million tons in November, a decrease of 16.8 percent compared to a year ago.

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, which represents 14 U.S. companies operating 56 vessels on the Great Lakes, November’s loadings were 15.1 percent below the month’s five-year average.

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.1 million tons, a decrease of 16.2 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries were up 19.3 percent at 406,000 tons.

Year to date, the Great Lakes’ limestone trade stands at 25.3 million tons, a decrease of 8.3 percent compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries are down 12.1 percent to 20.5 million tons. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.8 million tons, an increase of 12.9 percent.

Kevin Yanik

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

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