Limestone shipments up nearly 11 percent in October 2017

By |  November 7, 2017

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled totaled 3.65 million tons in October, an increase of 10.6 percent compared with one year ago, reports the Lake Carriers’ Association.

October’s loadings were also 7.5 percent ahead of the month’s five-year average.

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3 million tons, which is an 11 percent increase compared with one year ago. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 665,000 tons. That’s an 8.4 percent increase compared with one year ago.

Year-to-date, the Great Lakes’ limestone trade is at 3.8 million tons, an increase of 4.3 percent compared with one year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 19.5 million tons, which is a 6.1 percent increase. In addition, shipments from Ontario quarries total 4.25 million tons year-to-date, a 3 percent decrease.

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

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