Shipping industry sees increased cargo but faces challenge of lower water levels

6:40 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Shipping industry sees increased cargo but faces challenge of lower water levels

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Increase in cargo seen as sign of economic improvement, but low lake levels could present a problem in moving freight.
As industrial operations across the country spring back to life after the recession, the Great Lakes shipping industry has seen an uptick in cargo levels. At the same time, there are several factors that could threaten the rebound, including problems with low lake levels and dredging of waterways.