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Limestone shipments on Great Lakes up in July

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Limestone shipments on the Great Lakes between Canada and the USA were up more than 15% in July, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association, although year-to-date limestone trading remains below last year’s level.

July’s loadings were up 15.4% on last year to 3.9 million. Loadings were also slightly ahead of the five-year average for July, which stands at 3.8 million t.

Year-to-date, limestone shipments stands at 12.6 million t – a decrease of 9.6% on last year. Loadings on the Canadian side have sees the most significant fall, down 13.4% to 2.3 million t. US loadings are down just 1.4% to 10.3 million t.

The Lake Carriers’ Association represents 13 companies that operate 49 US-flag vessels on the Great lakes. In addition to limestone, these ship iron ore and fluxstone for the steel industry, cement, coal for power generation, sand, grain, and gypsum.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/21082017/limestone-shipments-on-great-lakes-up-in-july/

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