Moving Grain: Flood Disruptions Continue; Ocean Freight Rates Low

🕔Apr 18, 2019Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Remain Relatively Low As of April 11, 2019, the rate for shipping a metric ton (mt) of grain from the U.S. Gulf to Japan was $42.00. […]

Moving Grain: Flooding Continues to Disrupt Barge and Rail

🕔Apr 12, 2019Flooding Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going flooding continues to disrupt barge traffic on the major waterways. As of April 11, there are 10 locks on the Upper Mississippi River […]

Moving Grain: Spot Barge Rates Drop from Last Week

🕔Apr 4, 2019Spot Grain Barge Rates Drop from Last Week As of April 2, spot grain barge rates for export grain originating from major shipping points were 17 to 29 percent lower […]

Arkansas Fertilizer: Continued River Flooding Could Lead to Shortages

🕔Apr 3, 2019With current Mississippi River levels above flood stage along all of Arkansas’ eastern border there are increasing concerns that limited barge traffic combined with reduced access to Arkansas ports may […]

Grain Transportation: Flooding Stops MS River Traffic

🕔Mar 29, 2019Flooding Stops Traffic on Upper Mississippi River Widespread flooding on the inland waterways continues to disrupt grain barge shipments. As of March 28, the following Upper Mississippi River Locks are […]

Moving Grain: Lock Closures on Upper MS River; Rail Disruptions

🕔Mar 21, 2019Highwater Causes Multiple Lock Closures on Upper Mississippi River Heavy rains and the start of seasonal run-off from the melting of snow and ice have raised river levels throughout the […]

Grain, Fertilizer Transportation: MS River Flooding Prevents Barge Movement – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing […]

Moving Grain: River Navigation Challenges Continue

🕔Mar 14, 2019Navigation Conditions Continue to Challenge Barge Shippers Barge logistics saw some improvement when Smithland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River reopened on March 9. It had been closed since […]

Moving Grain: Weather Challenges Affect Both Rail, Barges

🕔Mar 7, 2019Highwater Continues to Disrupt Barge Navigation Consistent highwater levels on most of the inland waterways has caused disruptions throughout the system. For the week ending March 2, Ohio River Olmsted […]

Moving Grain: Flooding on Mississippi River Delays Barges

🕔Mar 1, 2019Corps Opens Bonnet Carré Spillway to Prevent Flooding in New Orleans Heavy rains have caused high water levels and flooding on portions of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, triggering […]

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