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GLIN==> May U.S.-Flag Cargo Movement on Great Lakes off 2 Percent

The U.S.-Flag Great Lakes fleet moved 11.9 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in May, a decrease of 2 percent compared to a year ago.  Demand for iron ore is very strong, but the largest vessels in that trade were still losing 6,000 tons or more each trip because of the dredging crisis.  A cement carried had to shed 2,300 tons or more each trip because of inadequate dredging.  That’s 13 percent of the vessel’s capacity.  See attached for more details.


Glen G. Nekvasil

Vice President-Corporate Communications

Lake Carriers' Association

Suite 915

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Cleveland, OH  44113-1383

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   E:  nekvasil@lcaships.com


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