Ag Trade: California Ports to Charge for Containers Left at Terminals – DTN Nov 16, 2021

    🕔Nov 16, 2021
    On Oct. 25, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced that to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume, they would begin assessing a surcharge to […]

    Grain Transportation: STB Contacts Class 1 Railroads Over Delays – DTN Aug 3, 2021

    🕔Aug 3, 2021
    The global container-based supply chain serving U.S. exporters and importers is continuing to experience unprecedented challenges, congestion, delays and cost increases at virtually every step in the system: overseas and […]

    Ag Groups Press West Coast Shippers to Negotiate Labor Contracts – DTN Aug 16, 2016

    🕔Aug 16, 2016
    Agriculture product shipping groups are urging the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association to begin contract negotiations to avoid another labor dispute like the one in late […]

    Brazil Soybean Exports Soared Due to Improved Infrastructure – DTN Jul 7, 2016

    🕔Jul 7, 2016
    For the past decade, Brazil’s infrastructure has been stretched to breaking point by the rapid expansion of grain production. Massive port delays and soaring costs have become a fixture. But […]

    Lower Mississippi River – Dredging Could Increase Traffic, Save Dollars – DTN Mar 24, 2016

    🕔Mar 24, 2016
    The high value of the dollar against some U.S. export rivals means more emphasis is needed on export logistics for American farmers to stay competitive. That translates into looking at […]

    Mississippi River Shipping Opened with Early Melt and Flooding – DTN Mar 14, 2016

    🕔Mar 14, 2016
    Upper Mississippi River shippers celebrated the opening of the 2016 shipping season over the weekend with the arrival of two tow boats. There was no cause for celebration on the […]

    Freight-Shipping: How Big Should Big Rigs Be? – DTN Oct 19, 2015

    🕔Oct 19, 2015
    Federal law says the maximum allowable weight for freight-shipping trucks is 80,000 pounds, although some states have higher limits that were grandfathered in when the federal rule was passed. The […]

    Shipping: Heavier Loads? Good for Industry, Bad for Roads – DTN Sep 14, 2015

    🕔Sep 14, 2015
    Individual states could decide whether to raise the maximum allowable weight for freight-shipping trucks from the current 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds under a bill introduced in the U.S. House […]

    Talking Crops Podcast: China’s Role in the Global Cotton Market – O.A. Cleveland Aug 14, 2015

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    🕔Aug 14, 2015
    The rise of the middle class in China has caused the cost of labor to increase. As a response, Chinese cotton production leaders have explored new options in order keep […]

    Hay and Feed Exporters Leave Port of Portland, Hanjin Shipping Pulls Out – DTN Apr 13, 2015

    🕔Apr 13, 2015
    After nine months of stalled labor negotiations and the loss of a major customer, the Port of Portland had another setback, losing a second customer at its container-handling Marine Terminal […]


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