Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Lowest in 12 Weeks Nov 7, 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2019Ocean Freight Rates Hit the Lowest Since the Past 12 Weeks Although still higher than the beginning of the year, ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grain hit the lowest […]

Moving Grain: Port of Virginia To Deepen, Expand Shipping Channels Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019Port of Virginia Solidifies Plans To Deepen and Expand Shipping Channels On October 9, the Port of Virginia contracted with an international dredging firm to begin the initial phase of […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Lock Maintenance Tentatively Scheduled Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019Panama Canal Lock Maintenance Tentatively Scheduled, Reducing Transit Capacity From September 24 to October 1, 2019, the East Lane of Pedro Miguel Locks will be closed for 8 days for […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Approves Toll Structure Modifications Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019Panama Canal Approves Toll Structure Modifications Subsequent to the public hearing held on July 24, 2019 on the proposed toll structure modifications and implementation of some of the suggested comments, […]

Moving Grain: Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge traffic on most of the inland waterways. On the Upper Mississippi River there are multiple lock closures. […]

Moving Grain: Barge Spot Rates Decline for 2nd Week Aug 24, 2018

🕔Aug 24, 2018Grain Barge Spot Rates Decline for Second Week As of August 21, barge spot rates for export grain dropped 1 to 14 percent, at principal origination points, compared to a […]

Moving Grain: Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Relatively Stable May 17, 2018

🕔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: Pacific Northwest Grain Inspections Rebound Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018FMC to Investigate Ocean Carriers Making Unilateral Changes to Service Contracts According to an April 23 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) news release, U.S. cargo owners forwarded complaints to FMC claiming […]

Moving Grain: Chinese Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase Feb 16, 2018

🕔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: Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Barges Head Up Ohio River Nov 30, 2017

🕔Nov 30, 2017As Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Grain Barges Head Up Ohio River For the week ending November 25, 534 grain barges passed downbound on the locking sections of […]

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