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Total limestone shipments on the Great Lakes in 2023 were down less than one percent compared to a year earlier, with U.S. loadings seeing an increase, while Canadian shipments decreased. Photo: Lake Carriers' Association

How Great Lakes limestone shipments fared in 2023

January 3, 2024By

Shipments of limestone from U.S. quarries increased in 2023 while loadings from Canadian quarries were down.

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First-half 2023 limestone shipments to U.S. and Canadian ports totals 8.06 million tons this year, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. Photo: Lake Carriers’ Association

Great Lakes limestone shipments down in first half of year

July 7, 2023By

The Lake Carriers’ Association reports that shipments are down about 17 percent through six months of 2023.

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According to the Lake Carriers' Association (LCA), shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes in May were down 25.5 percent compared to a year earlier. Photo: LCA

Great Lakes limestone trade down in May

June 12, 2023By

Limestone trade on the Great Lakes in May totaled 2.9 million tons, a 25.5 percent drop from May 2022 and 24.5 percent below the month’s five-year average.

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The Lake Carriers’ Association tracks limestone shipments at multiple ports, including ones in Michigan (Calcite, Cedarville, Drummond Island, Port Inland, Presque Isle) and Ohio (Marblehead). Photo: Lake Carriers’ Association

Great Lakes limestone trade slips in April

May 3, 2023By

Limestone is on the move again on the Great Lakes, but shipments this April were down compared to a year ago.

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Limestone loadings on the Great Lakes that originated from U.S. quarries totaled 23 million tons in 2022. Photo: Lake Carriers’ Association

Report: Limestone shipments on Great Lakes down in 2022

January 11, 2023By

The Lake Carriers’ Association says U.S. shipments were down compared to their five-year average while Canadian shipments were up.

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Great Lakes limestone trade down in November

December 14, 2022By

According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.1 million tons, down 23.1 percent from 2021.

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Great Lakes limestone trade up in October

November 4, 2022By

Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 3.2 million tons and shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 736,157 tons according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

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Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes dropped 3.7 percent compared to a year earlier. Photo: LCA

Great Lakes limestone trade dips in September

October 21, 2022By

Limestone shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, with loadings from U.S. quarries accounting for 2.9 million tons of the total.

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Great Lakes limestone trade up in August

September 7, 2022By

Limestone shipments from the nation’s Great Lakes jumped more than 5 percent last month.

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