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 […]

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 […]

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: Illinois River Traffic Hampered; Ocean Freight Rates Continue Slide

🕔Jan 31, 2019Notice to Our Readers on Incomplete Data Due to our staff being on furlough because of the recent partial government shutdown, some GTR datasets are incomplete in this week’s report. […]

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, […]

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