Moving Grain: STB Invites Additional Input on Rate Review Options May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
STB Invites Additional Stakeholder Input on Rate Review Options On May 15, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced it will waive the general prohibition on ex parte (EP) communications between […]

Moving Grain:  STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
 STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage On April 30, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued three decisions regarding demurrage and accessorial charges. Railroads charge demurrage when excessive time is taken to […]

Grain Shippers Concerned Over Unfair Rail Charges – DTN May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) on April 30 announced a series of decisions on demurrage and accessorial rules and charges, “continuing its efforts to promote transparency, timeliness and mutual […]

Moving Grain: Downbound, Unloaded Barges Increase Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Downbound and Unloaded Grain Barges Increase For the week ending December 7,876 grain barges were unloaded in the New Orleans area, the highest since December 2018. This number represented a […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Continue to Increase Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Continue to Increase For the week ending October 3, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached […]

Moving Grain: Bonneville Lock and Dam Facility Reopens Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
Bonneville Lock and Dam Facility Reopens On September 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reopened the Bonneville Lock and Dam, located on the Columbia River in Oregon. USACE […]

Moving Grain: Upper MS River Improves, Lower River Water Levels Rise May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
Upper Mississippi River Improves, while Water Levels Rise in the Lower River to New Orleans For the week ending May 11, high water conditions continued to disrupt grain barge movements. […]

Moving Grain: Barge Movements Drop with Continued High Water May 2, 2019

🕔May 2, 2019
Weekly Grain Barge Movements Drop as High Water Conditions Continue For the week ending April 27, barge grain movements dropped 10 percent, compared to the previous week, as the Upper […]

Moving Grain: Flooding Continues to Disrupt Barge and Rail Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
Flooding Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going flooding continues to disrupt barge traffic on the major waterways. As of April 11, there are 10 locks on the Upper Mississippi River […]

Moving Grain: Spot Barge Rates Drop from Last Week Apr 4, 2019

🕔Apr 4, 2019
Spot Grain Barge Rates Drop from Last Week As of April 2, spot grain barge rates for export grain originating from major shipping points were 17 to 29 percent lower […]

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