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. […]

Grain Shipping: St. Lawrence Seaway Tonnage Increased 7% – DTN

🕔Jan 29, 2019In a press release on Jan. 17, 2019, the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership noted that, “With total cargo shipments of 40.9 million metric tons during the 2018 navigation season, St. […]

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, […]

Upper Mississippi River Barges Head South for Winter – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The Upper Mississippi River (UMR) shipping season is officially over as tows pushing barges, like flocks of geese, headed south for the winter. It’s always bittersweet for those of us […]

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 […]

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