Shipping through port up in 2018

Posted January 31, 2018

Shipping through port up in 2018

Shipments moved through the Port of Duluth-Superior were up for 2018.

The port handled over 35.9 million short tons of cargo in 2018, up slightly from the 35.3 million tons moved in 2017, according to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority.

But it was an even stronger year for shipments of iron ore, which were up nine percent compared to 2017 and were higher than the five-year average by over 30 percent.