Moving Grain: Upper MS River Improves, Lower River Water Levels Rise

🕔May 16, 2019Upper Mississippi River Improves, while Water Levels Rise in the Lower River to New Orleans For the week ending May 11, high water conditions continued to disrupt grain barge movements. […]

Moving Grain: Flood Waters Halt Barge Traffic

🕔May 9, 2019Flood Waters Stop Mississippi River Traffic Rising flood waters have stopped Mississippi River traffic at St. Louis, MO. On May 3, river levels at St. Louis exceeded 38 feet, which […]

Moving Grain: Barge Movements Drop with Continued High Water

🕔May 2, 2019Weekly Grain Barge Movements Drop as High Water Conditions Continue For the week ending April 27, barge grain movements dropped 10 percent, compared to the previous week, as the Upper […]

Moving Grain: Flooding Continues to Impact River Traffic

🕔Apr 25, 2019Flooding Continues to Impact River Traffic Much of the Mississippi River remains impacted by this year’s on-going flooding. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, river levels are receding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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