Cargo shipments down at Toledo port

Officials at the Port of Toledo are blaming record-low coal business and a drop in salt shipments after a warm winter for a nearly 13-percent decline in cargo traffic last year.
Associated Press
Jan 23, 2013

 

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's year-end statistics show ships loaded or unloaded just more than 10 million tons of cargo in Toledo last year, down 12.95 percent from the 11.5 million tons that crossed the docks in 2011.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/Wyhlwt ) reports that coal led the decline. Coal shipments dropped to around 2.4 million tons — the lowest volume since the port started keeping records in 1947. Officials say that's because electric utilities facing clean-air mandates are using less coal.

An increase in the grain business was among the port's bright spots in 2012.

 

Comments

mikel

record low coal shipments...i think prezo wants to apply huge tax increase to coal industry. he doesn't care about the trickle down effect of lost jobs as long as HIS agenda is being applied. one more way to enslave americans to become dependant upon gov't thus the control measure takes affect.

Contango

Ooops! An unintended consequence of Mr. Obama's global warming campaign.

But he's got ya covered: Just apply for food stamps and welfare.

WiredMamba666

More like there is global warming so people need less coal to produce energy for heat and less salt to melt snow.

Any typos?

bayshore

Not to worry, Marcy will save the day by rewarding Toledo with plenty of free government money

jon491

Everyone should be on welfare/ snap

http://www.washingtonpost.com/bl...

gilamonster

Give credit to Obama, looks like one promise he plans to keep; bankrupting the coal industry. They already know that 4 jobs will be lost per one green energy job, and that utility cost will increased. Already happened in Europe. Don’t you worry, Obama and big nanny will take care of you.

whocares

Obama just wants to buy more wind mills from China. I bet when he is done being President he will settle in Hawaii so he can go to Asia faster.

goofus

Where are all the leftists touting Barry Soetero's genius in creating the upward spiral of his economy, the dreaded recovery!!! LOL