Mississippi River: Dredging Issues from Illinois to Mississippi – DTN Aug 22, 2019

    🕔Aug 22, 2019
    In my July 29 column, Flooding Turns Mississippi River Into a Sandbox, I discussed the shoaling left behind on nearly the entire Mississippi River System by the 2019 flooding. I […]

    Grain, Fertilizer Transportation: MS River Flooding Prevents Barge Movement – DTN Mar 21, 2019

    🕔Mar 21, 2019
    While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing […]

    Moving Grain: Illinois River Traffic Hampered; Ocean Freight Rates Continue Slide Jan 31, 2019

    🕔Jan 31, 2019
    Notice to Our Readers on Incomplete Data Due to our staff being on furlough because of the recent partial government shutdown, some GTR datasets are incomplete in this week’s report. […]

    U.S. River System Needs a Warm-Up to Relieve Shipping Delays, Video – DTN Jan 23, 2018

    🕔Jan 23, 2018
    Severe icing has wreaked havoc on the U.S River system for weeks now and there is hope that forecasts for a warm-up the next few days may help alleviate some […]

    Grain Shipping: Frozen Rivers Halt Some Barge Traffic – DTN Jan 9, 2018

    🕔Jan 9, 2018
    The only place where frozen bodies of water are a good thing this time of year is in the Upper Midwest where many of us Northerners enjoy the winter ritual […]


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