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 […]

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 […]

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