Table 1-12 Major Commodities Shipped on the Great Lakes, 2000
Major Commodities Shipped on the Great Lakes, 2000
|Billions ton-miles||Million metric tons||Average haul-miles|
|Coal and coke||9.6||18.4||522|
|Primary manufactured goods||1.1||3.5||314|
SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, calender year 2000, Part 5, National Summaries (Fort Belvoir, VA: February 2001)
- Crude materials accounted for 76 percent of the total tonnage and 78 percent of the total ton-miles. Crude materials include such commodities as forest products; pulp waste; paper; soil, gravel, and stone; iron ore and scrap; sulfur, clay, and silt; and slag.