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Northland Ore Shipments Up

Northland Ore Shipments Up Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: May 16, 2019 11:58 AM

Western Lake Superior ports are shipping more iron ore than average so far this year.

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According to statistics provided by the Lake Carriers' Association, ore shipments out of the four western Lake Superior ports for January through April totaled 6,508,510 net tons.  That's nearly 30 percent more than the five-year average for the four ports.

Two Harbors, which ships the most ore, is having its busiest year since 2016.  Duluth has shipped more ore than in any of the past four years, while Superior and Silver Bay have seen slight declines in ore shipments compared with last year.

Shipments were also higher during the month of April than they were last April at the four ports.  Less tonnage at two Ohio ports led to a slight decline in overall Great Lakes volume during the month of April.

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