Philippine Coast Guard Tells Vessels To Ignore The Chinese Militia
by Karen Lema (Reuters) – The Philippines has rejected an annual summer fishing ban imposed by China in the disputed South China Sea and encouraged its boats to keep fishing...
Shipments of iron ore transported by the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet fell more than 40 percent last month compared to a year ago, according to new figures released by the Lake Carriers’ Association, which represents and tracks the U.S.-flag “Laker” fleet.
Shipments in August totaled just 3.6 million tons, a decrease of 40.3 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments were also below the month’s 5-year average by 37.9 percent.
Year-to-date the iron ore trade stands at 24.3 million tons, a decrease of 25.9 percent compared to the same point in 2019. Through August iron shipments are nearly 23.2 percent below their 5-year average for eight months of the year, the LCA said.
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