Truck Capacity Availability Improving in 2019

Alan BarrettAug 16, 2019

American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. has approximately 3.5 million Class 8 trucks dispatched by over 210,000 trucking companies transporting 16.18 billion tons of…


Infrastructure Investment Helps Keep U.S. Soy Shipping Costs Down

Alan BarrettAug 13, 2019

Few public investments provide more economic development than a public port.  For example, operating as the major grain logistics tenant at the Port of Greater…


Dry Barge Fleet Consolidation

Alan BarrettAug 9, 2019

Over the near term, the U.S. Coast Guard, due to flood conditions, has reduced barge tow configurations from St. Louis, Missouri to the Gulf, which…


River Elevator Swap Limits Competition

Alan BarrettAug 6, 2019

Illinois farmers are fortunate to have six options at harvest. The farmers can deliver directly to a soybean crushing facility, shuttle elevator, river elevator, container…


U.S. Soybean Container Exports Increasing

Alan BarrettAug 2, 2019

A major focus of U.S. ports is to increase the depth of the waterways to increase the size of container vessels that can call on…


Crop Barge Movements Still Below Normal

Alan BarrettJul 26, 2019

After being closed from March 16 through June 20 due to flooding, Lock and Dam 15 at the Quad Cities on the upper Mississippi River…