Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.4 million tons in September, a decrease of 2.6% compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos were below the month’s five-year average by 5.5%.
Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.8 million tons, a decrease of 2.4% from 2022. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 651,520 tons, a decrease of 3.5%.
Year-to-date the limestone trade stands at 19.7 million tons, a decrease of 6.6% compared to a year ago. Loadings from Michigan and Ohio quarries total 15.9 million tons, a decrease of 4.6%. Shipments from Ontario quarries total 3.8 million tons, a decrease of 13.8%.
Since 1880, Lake Carriers’ has represented the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet, which today can move more than 90 million tons of cargos annually that are the foundation of American industry, infrastructure, and power: iron ore, stone, coal, cement, and other dry bulk materials such as grain, salt, and sand. More information is available at www.lcaships.com.