Moving Grain: Illinois River Closures Scheduled This Summer May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Illinois River Closures Scheduled This Summer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that shutdowns on the Illinois River system will take place from July through October to allow rehabilitation […]

Moving Grain:  STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
 STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage On April 30, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued three decisions regarding demurrage and accessorial charges. Railroads charge demurrage when excessive time is taken to […]

Moving Grain: Historic Drop in Crude Oil Prices Continues May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
Diesel Fuel Prices Continue To Fall Amid Historic Drop in Crude Oil Futures Prices For the week ending May 4, the U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased 3.8 cents from […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Continue To Drop May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
Ocean Freight Rates Continue To Drop Since the beginning of January, ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities (including grains) have continued to drop, mirroring the slump in global bulk […]

Moving Grain: $312Mln Available for Capital Rail Projects Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
DOT Makes Almost $312 Million Available for Capital Rail Projects On April 17, the Federal Railroad Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a notice of funding opportunity […]

Moving Grain: Diesel Fuel Prices Continue To Fall Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
Diesel Fuel Prices Continue To Fall During the week ending April 13, U.S. on-highway diesel fuel prices fell 4.1 cents per gallon to $2.507. Prices have fallen each week since […]

Mississippi River: High Water from St. Paul to New Orleans – DTN Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
Spring flooding has become an obstacle for barge traffic reaching the Mississippi River in St. Paul. While the river there did fall below minor flood stage late last week, there […]

Moving Grain: FMC Works to Alleviate Disruptions Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
FMC Initiates Fact Finding 29 On April 6, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it will engage “Supply Chain Innovation Teams” to “identify actions that can provide immediate relief to […]

Moving Grain: Shippers Ask FMC To Publish Container Availability Rule Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Shippers Ask FMC To Publish Container Availability Rule On March 16, a group of 67 trade associations sent a letter asking the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) chairman to finalize and […]

Moving Grain: Funding Opportunity for Port Infrastructure Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
DOT Announces Funding Opportunity for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is inviting competitive grant applications for projects that improve facilities related to operating coastal […]

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