Moving Grain: Panama Canal Maintenance, Toll Proposal

🕔Aug 15, 2019Panama Canal Lock Maintenance Tentatively Scheduled, Reduces Transit Capacity The East Lane of the Gatun Panamax Locks on the Panama Canal will be closed for 10 hours, for maintenance and […]

Moving Grain: Railroads Hauled Record Volumes from Canada in 2018-19

🕔Aug 8, 2019Railroads Move Record Volumes of Canadian Grain Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) recently announced they hauled record amounts of Canadian grain and grain products in the […]

Moving Grain: Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities’

🕔Aug 2, 2019Mid-Mississippi Barge Rates Exceed Twin Cities Rates Spot barge rates for export grain originating from ports near the Twin Cities (MN) and Mid-Mississippi (a stretch of the Mississippi River that […]

Moving Grain: Highwater Still Disrupting Barge Traffic

🕔Jul 25, 2019Ongoing Highwater Still Disrupting Barge Traffic Ongoing highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge movements throughout the inland waterways. Conditions on the Upper Mississippi River from Burlington, IA, to St. Louis, […]

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: Barge Logistics Improve, Mississippi River Recedes

🕔Jul 5, 2019Grain Barge Logistics Improve as Mississippi River Recedes As of July 3, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was 37.4 feet, and forecasts for July indicate a rapid decline […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi

🕔Jun 27, 2019Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Barge traffic has resumed, as river conditions on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are improving. As of June 27, the […]

Moving Grain: Trucking Association Publishes Rail Turn Times

🕔Jun 21, 2019Illinois Trucking Association Publishes Rail Turn Times Truckers servicing rail hubs in the Chicago region have begun publishing monthly rail turn times to highlight the impact of terminal congestion on […]

Moving Grain: River Flood Levels Slowly Receding; Rail Service Recoveries

🕔Jun 13, 2019Mississippi River Levels at St. Louis Still Too High for Navigation On June 8, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported the Mississippi River at St. Louis had crested at 46 […]

Moving Grains: Barge, Rail Traffic Face Continuing Flood Problems

🕔Jun 6, 2019River Levels Continue to Reduce Barge Traffic Continued rain events, and subsequent highwater, have continued to reduce the amount of barged grain on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. So […]

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