Great Lakes Limestone Trade Down in September

Oct. 21, 2022 – The lakes may be great, but the month of September wasn’t. Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million tons in September, a decrease of 3.7% compared to a year ago, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. Limestone cargos were below the month’s five-year average by 2.7%. Loadings from U.S. quarries totaled 2.9 million tons, a decrease of 5.4% from 2021. Shipments from Canadian quarries totaled 675,023 tons,…

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U.S. Great Lakes-Seaway Ports Still Feeling COVID-19 Impact

The latest results show that Great Lakes-Seaway shipping continues to feel the impact of the global pandemic. According to the latest numbers from the St. Lawrence Seaway, tonnage through the bi-national transportation corridor totaled 3.9 million metric tons (Mt) in July to bring the year-to-date total (from April 1 to July 31) to nearly 15.6 Mt, or just less than 8% below a year ago.

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Martin Marietta’s Second Quarter

July 28, 2020 – Martin Marietta reported a decrease in aggregates shipments in the second quarter, although company gross profit hit record amounts. But what about the company’s other segments? Second-quarter cement shipments decreased 2.7%, driven by reduced demand for West Texas oil-well specialty cement products caused by historically low oil prices. While cement pricing increased attractively in North Texas, Houston, and portions of…

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