After a strong September, iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes saw a strong October, totaling nearly 6 million tons.
That's a 10 and a half percent increase when compared to this time last year.
When broken down, shipments from U.S. ports totaled five and a half million tons--a more than 13 percent increase. But Canadian terminals dipped 18 percent, to 395,000 tons.
Year to date, the Lake Carriers' Association says iron ore trade stands at 49 million tons--a 13 percent increase compared to 2016.