Demand grows for iron ore, drops for grain in Twin Ports


Final numbers for 2012 show the port of Duluth-Superior moved more coal and iron ore last year, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Grain shipments, though, were far below the previous year -- down nearly one-third.

“Despite natural disasters and severe weather that impacted cargo movement here at home and across the Great Lakes — floods, drought, hurricanes, blistering temps, below-average snowfalls and record-low water levels — total tonnage figures for the 2012 commercial shipping season in the Port of Duluth-Superior will wind up just shy of 37 million short tons,” Adolph Ojard, executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, told the newspaper.

Northland's News Center says the port remains optimistic that the margins will improve in 2013

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