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Imports taking more market share: U.S. steelmakers

Iron vessels moving steadily on Superior, shippers mourn Oberstar

So although traffic at the Port of Duluth on Lake Superior began to move more auspiciously this week, ships are still literally running into problems in transit, according to the Coast Guard, a shipping association and a steelmaker.

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Wednesday was a “red-letter day at the Port of Duluth,” because seven ships arrived and began unloading materials needed by iron ore producers, while loaded ore vessels are on the water toward iron-deficient steel producers.

A manufacturer, with help from a conveyor expert, figures out the best way to remove punch-outs

Tough weather conditions had a dampening effect on earnings for two steel producers, but spring may lift shipments and buoy profits in the June quarter.

Two of four blast furnaces at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Gary Works steelmaking complex restarted this week after a brief idling caused by the lack of iron ore to feed them.

Alcoa Inc. forecasts improved demand for aluminum across several major North American manufacturing industries during 2014.

Minnesota-sourced iron ore finally arrived at Gary, Ind., on Tuesday, sources told Modern Metals.

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