Moving Grain: Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted

🕔Sep 13, 2019Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Until the End of the Month On September 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River due to […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Lock Maintenance Tentatively Scheduled

🕔Aug 29, 2019Panama Canal Lock Maintenance Tentatively Scheduled, Reducing Transit Capacity Maintenance and repair work are scheduled for the center wall of the Gatun Panamax Locks on the Panama Canal from August […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Maintenance, Toll Proposal

🕔Aug 15, 2019Panama Canal Lock Maintenance Tentatively Scheduled, Reduces Transit Capacity The East Lane of the Gatun Panamax Locks on the Panama Canal will be closed for 10 hours, for maintenance and […]

Moving Grain: Railroads Hauled Record Volumes from Canada in 2018-19

🕔Aug 8, 2019Railroads Move Record Volumes of Canadian Grain Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) recently announced they hauled record amounts of Canadian grain and grain products in the […]

Moving Grain: Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities’

🕔Aug 2, 2019Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities Rates Spot barge rates for export grain originating from ports near the Twin Cities (MN) and Mid-Mississippi (a stretch of the Mississippi River that […]

Moving Grain: Highwater Still Disrupting Barge Traffic

🕔Jul 25, 2019Ongoing Highwater Still Disrupting Barge Traffic Ongoing highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge movements throughout the inland waterways. Conditions on the Upper Mississippi River from Burlington, IA, to St. Louis, […]

Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Tick Up; New Orleans Port Closed

🕔Jul 19, 2019Ocean Freight Rates Ticked Up in Past Two Weeks Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities, including grain, increased for two consecutive weeks. As of July 11, the rate for […]

Moving Grain: Inland Waterway Conditions Improve

🕔Jul 11, 2019Navigation Conditions Improve Throughout the Inland Waterways As of July 11, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was reported at 33.7 feet, a decline from higher levels in previous […]

Moving Grain: Barge Logistics Improve, Mississippi River Recedes

🕔Jul 5, 2019Grain Barge Logistics Improve as Mississippi River Recedes As of July 3, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was 37.4 feet, and forecasts for July indicate a rapid decline […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi

🕔Jun 27, 2019Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Barge traffic has resumed, as river conditions on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are improving. As of June 27, the […]

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