Great Lakes Shipments Rise

Dec. 16, 2021 – There is a lot of activity right now on those five big puddles of water. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.3 million tons in November, an increase of 16.8% compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were 18.4% above the month’s five-year average. Loadings from U.S. quarries increased 19.1% from 2020 to 2.7 million tons. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 625,608 tons, an increase of 7.6%. Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at nearly 28 million tons, an increase of 9.% compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries increased 9.5% to 22.2 million tons, while shipments from Ontario quarries total 5.8 million tons, an increase of 11.2% from 2020.

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