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GLIN==> Ice Helps Chill U.S.-Flag Lakes Float in April

Significant ice coverage played a role in the 7-percent decrease in cargo movement by U.S.-Flag vessels on the Great Lakes in April.  With the thickest ice seen in years, delays and slower transit times helped limit shipments to 9.2 million net tons. 


The dredging crisis remained a millstone around the industry’s neck in April.  The largest iron ore cargo totaled 62,823 tons, which meant the vessel left port only 88 percent full.  The largest coal cargo was even less – 62,503 tons.


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Glen G. Nekvasil

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Lake Carriers' Association

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