June was record month for Great Lakes shipping industry
Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio
This June was one of the best in years for the Great Lakes shipping industry, with carriers making up for lost cargo from April and May when ice cover slowed down lake traffic.
The numbers year-to-date are still lower than where they usually are, largely because of the tough spring. U.S.-flagged Great Lakes tonnage is down 17 percent from a year ago, and overseas traffic on the St. Lawrence Seaway is down 10 percent.
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