Moving Grain: Highwater, Ice Continue to Slow Barge Traffic

🕔Feb 21, 2019Highwater and Ice Continue to Slow Barge Traffic According to American Commercial Barge Line, as of February 20, flood conditions have restricted barge traffic at several locks on the Ohio […]

Moving Grain: 2019 Barge Shipments Lower Than Usual

🕔Feb 14, 20192019 Grain Barge Shipments Lower Than Usual Since the beginning of 2019, down-bound grain barge shipments on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers have been hampered by severe cold weather […]

Moving Grain: Barge Tonnages Drop in 2018

🕔Feb 7, 2019Grain Barge Tonnages Drop in 2018 In 2018, total annual grain barge shipments along the locking portions of the Mississippi, Arkansas, and Ohio rivers were 37.98 million tons, 7 percent […]

Moving Grain: Minor Barge Traffic Delays Reported

🕔Dec 20, 2018Heading into Winter, Minor Grain Barge Traffic Delays Reported For the first half of December, ice accumulations have not been an issue on the Illinois River and lower portions of […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends

🕔Dec 14, 2018Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends for St. Paul District The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the last barge tow of the 2018 navigation season departed St. Paul, MN, […]

Moving Grain: Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong

🕔Dec 6, 2018Grain Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong as Ocean Freight Rates Inch Up Grain vessel loading activity in the U.S. Gulf and PNW ports has remained relatively strong so far during […]

Moving Grain: Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends

🕔Nov 29, 2018Grain Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends For the week ending November 22, grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) inspections totaled 2.53 million metric tons (mmt), up 1 percent from last week […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi, Illinois River Return to Normal Operations

🕔Nov 15, 2018Upper Mississippi and Illinois River Returning to Normal Operations As of November 12, high water levels on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers are decreasing and barge traffic is returning […]

Moving Grain: Slower Barge Tonnage Pace Drags Down Freight Rates

🕔Nov 8, 2018Slower Pace of Grain Barge Tonnages Drags Down Barge Freight Rates As of November 3, year-to-date (YTD) grain barge tonnages, on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Locks Reopen After Flood-Related Closures

🕔Oct 25, 2018Mississippi River Locks Reopen after Flood-related Closures Significant rainfall has resulted in flooding conditions, which closed multiple locks on the Upper Mississippi River. The impacted locks are located on a […]

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