Moving Grain: STB Proposes To Amend Emergency Service Rules Apr 29, 2022

🕔Apr 29, 2022
STB Proposes To Amend Its Emergency Service Rules The Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on April 22 to amend its rarely used emergency service […]

Ag Trade: California Ports to Charge for Containers Left at Terminals – DTN Nov 16, 2021

🕔Nov 16, 2021
On Oct. 25, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume, they would begin assessing a surcharge to […]

Moving Grains: Downbound Barge Movements Increase With Harvest Oct 21, 2021

🕔Oct 21, 2021
Downbound Barged Grain Movements Increase With the Harvest and Recovery From Ida Downbound barged grain movements and barge-unload operations in the New Orleans region appear to have gradually recovered from […]

Moving Grains: Potential Relief of Supply-Chain Bottlenecks Oct 16, 2021

🕔Oct 16, 2021
President Announces Changes, Potential Relief of Supply-Chain Bottlenecks On Wednesday, October 13, the President announced the Port of Los Angeles would begin operating around the clock, joining Long Beach, which […]

Ag Trade: New Legislation Looks to Fix Ocean Carrier Problems – DTN Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
Ocean carriers would be required to accept all U.S. export container bookings under bipartisan legislation proposed by John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., and being drafted by members of […]

Ag Trade: Groups Seek Federal Intervention Against Unfair Ocean Carriers – DTN May 11, 2021

🕔May 11, 2021
Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA), on their website, recently wrote that, “For more than six months, U.S. ag exporters, including SSGA members who supply Identity Preserved (IP) soya and […]

Ag Trade: How Has the Suez Canal Blockage Affected Ag Markets? Mar 29, 2021

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🕔Mar 29, 2021
Last week, New York Times writers Vivian Yee and Peter S. Goodman reported that, “Trying to convey the sheer scale of the nearly quarter-mile-long container ship that has been stuck in the Suez […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Brings Attention to Global Shipping Woes Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
Agricultural transportation disruptions continue to persist here and in the Gulf of Mexico due to widespread container and port crew shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is leaving […]

Farm Exports to China Surge, Logistical Concerns Over Shipping Containers Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
Wall Street Journal writer Jesse Newman reported on Wednesday that, “China is once again the U.S.’s chief customer for agricultural goods, three years after the start of a bruising trade war that prompted […]

U.S. Ag Exporters Come Up Empty – DTN Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
While U.S. agricultural exports rose in the second half of the year, there is mounting evidence that shipping companies are leaving U.S. ports and returning to Asia with empty cargo […]

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