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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Moving Grain: Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Relatively Stable

🕔May 17, 2018USDA’s Initial Crop Projections for 2018/19 Last week, USDA released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, which presents the Department’s initial assessment of U.S. and world crop […]

Moving Grain: Chinese Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase

🕔Feb 16, 2018Chinese Lunar Year Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains have declined for two consecutive weeks. For the week ending February 8, the […]

Moving Grain: Low Water Disrupts Barge Traffic on Illinois River

🕔Sep 22, 2017Low Water Conditions Disrupting Barge Traffic On September 17, low water conditions closed a section of the Illinois River near La Grange Lock and Dam. The U.S. Army Corps of […]

Moving Grain: Total Export Inspections Rebound

🕔Jun 15, 2017Total Inspections of Grain Rebound and Remain Well Above-Average in PNW For the week ending June 8, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. […]

U.S. Grain Transportation: Corn, Wheat Inspections Increase Markedly

🕔Jan 23, 2015For the week ending January 15, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, soybeans) from all major export regions reached 2.6 million metric tons (mmt), down 4 percent from the past […]

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