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THUNDER BAY -- December is already off to a strong start at the Port of Thunder Bay, following a dip in cargo shipments in November.
Forty-one vessels carried more than 860,000 tonnes of cargo to and from the port in November. That's about 17 per cent lower than the same month last year.
Grain shipments for 2012 continue to be strong, and projections suggest the port will surpass last year's totals.
Eighteen vessels entered the port in just the first three days of December.
There are eight vessels loading in the harbour, six with grain and one each with potash and pulp.
Port Authority officials are predicting they will surpass 400 vessels by the end of the year.
If that happens, it will be the first time in four years.
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