Grain Transportation: Largest River Gateway for Wheat Closed – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2019The Columbia-Snake River System in the Pacific Northwest is the nation’s single largest wheat export gateway, transporting over 50% of all U.S. wheat to markets overseas. That all came to […]

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: Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic

🕔Aug 22, 2019Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […]

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 […]

Mississippi River System – Flood Issues Top to Bottom – DTN

🕔Jul 16, 2019It’s no secret that it’s been a very rough year so far on the entire Mississippi River System. Never-ending rains have kept water levels high, closing many locks and dams […]

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