Despite a grueling winter and a late start to the Great Lakes shipping season, St. Lawrence Seaway has already moved more cargo this season compared with the same timeframe in 2013.
Total cargo moved from March through the end of August reached 20-million tonnes, a 3% gain over last year. General cargo, including specialty steel, aluminum, machinery and wind turbine components, climbed 66% to 1.5 million tonnes, St. Lawrence Seaway officials said in a statement.
Success was repeated across Seaway ports. In particular, cargo shipments through the Port of Duluth-Superior rebounded significantly after the ice-bound start of the season. Read more here.