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Mild winter boosts Great Lakes shipping by over 20%, says local captains' conference

By: Madison Stoddard, WWMT

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The mild winter so far has helped elevate Great Lakes shipping numbers. Great Lakes captains are meeting this week in Traverse City for their annual conference. According to lake carriers data, there has been a more than 20% increase in shipments this year. The weather conditions have made it easier for ships carrying iron ore to sail with fewer ice delays.

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