Railroad Merger: Kansas City Southern Switches Tracks to CN From CP – DTN May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
The board of directors for Kansas City Southern railroad on Thursday switched tracks and chose to accept the purchase offer from Canadian National Railway, concluding that company’s bid is superior […]

Railroads Oppose Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Merger – DTN Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
On March 23, 2021, the Surface Transportation Board (STB/Board) said in a press release that they received a “notice of intent” on March 22 regarding a proposed transaction that would […]

Moving Grain: New Facility Expects to Revive Barge Traffic on Northern Missouri River Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
New River Facility Expects to Revive Barge Traffic on the Northern Missouri River Construction has begun on a new barge loading and unloading facility construction on the Missouri River at […]

Moving Grain: Canadian Rail Strike on Hold; Miss. River Traffic Still Slow – DTN Apr 24, 2018

🕔Apr 24, 2018
Rail shippers in Canada and the U.S. could be heard breathing a sigh of relief late Friday evening after the CP announced it had come to what may be just […]

Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN Aug 8, 2017

🕔Aug 8, 2017
Of the nation’s seven largest freight railroads, Union Pacific was ranked highest by ag shippers for its performance for 2016 while Canadian Pacific was ranked lowest in the Soy Transportation […]

Grain Shipping Proposals Need to Move Ahead Quickly – DTN Aug 11, 2015

🕔Aug 11, 2015
The Surface Transportation Board needs to quickly move ahead with a comprehensive set of proposals for railroad grain shipping rates and rail revenue adequacy in order to create more certainty […]

U.S. Grain Transportation: Ocean Freight Rates Drop to Lowest Levels in 6 Years Feb 6, 2015

🕔Feb 6, 2015
By the end of January, ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains dropped to their lowest levels since the end of January 2009. During the week ending January 30, the […]

Grain Rail Shipping: Improved But Challenged by Other Industry Demand – DTN Feb 4, 2015

🕔Feb 4, 2015
A “perfect storm” last year slowed agricultural transportation by rail, barge and ship. The challenges included a long, cold, snowy winter; high-yielding crops that increased what needed to be moved; […]

U.S. Grain Transportation: Corn Inspections Highest Since October Jan 29, 2015

🕔Jan 29, 2015
For the week ending January 22, total inspections of corn from all major export regions reached .857 million metric tons (mmt), up 17 percent from the past week, 190 percent […]

U.S. Grain Transportation: Corn, Wheat Inspections Increase Markedly Jan 23, 2015

🕔Jan 23, 2015
For 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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