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HIGH LAKE LEVELS A BOON FOR SHIPPING

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Water levels on the Great Lakes have come up this summer… thanks to the wet conditions.

Higher water levels have been good for the shipping industry. Lake cargo is up 20 percent this year. Glenn Neckvasil is with the Lake Carriers Association in Cleveland. He says a wet summer has brought water levels closer to normal. Because of that, ships are able to carry a lot more cargo.

"We did a little study here in July. Some of the thousand footers are carrying 2800 tons more per trip. Some of the smaller ships are carrying as much as 1400 more tons per trip. So obviously, this is a big boost to the efficiency of the industry."   more...

 



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This may be good for commerce but will it do anything make the water cleaner . Or does this mean that more activiy by shipping will stir even more of those polutents around.9/2/2004 2:17:02 AM
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