Long winter puts big freeze on US shipping

Almost 90 percent of shipping routes in northern parts of US have completely frozen over, cutting daily profits.

    A record-breaking winter is refusing to loosen its grip in parts of the central and eastern United States, putting a big freeze on the country's shipping industry.

    Almost 90 percent of the US Great Lakes area are completely frozen over, closing off lucrative trade routes with Canada.

    The shipping industry is, literally, at a standstill with thousands of dollars in profits lost every day.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from the US state of Minnesota.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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