Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in May

June 18, 2020 – Time to get those ships sailing and ports moving. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in May, a decrease of 18.1% compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. May’s loadings were also below the month’s five-year average by 8.7%. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.7 million tons, a decrease of 20.3% compared to a year ago. Shipments…

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Great Lakes Ports on Strong Pace

U.S. Great Lakes ports are on pace to beat 2018 cargo volumes following a robust September handling road salt, cement, stone, petroleum and wind energy components. “U.S. Great Lakes ports are reporting cargo growth as they support the region’s construction activity and energy needs and help our cities prepare for the winter ahead,” said Bruce Burrows, president of the Chamber of Marine…

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